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Mount Washburn

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Mountains
Activities: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Viewing wildlife, Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
Description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.
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Gurgaon, India
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97 reviews 97 reviews
88 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We decided to take this hike (our only hike in Yellowstone), the hike is really good. Amazing views. Visited in Jul-10 Duration of visit: 3-5 hrs

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I hiked this mountain a while back. It is a pretty easy hike that wraps around the mountain as you elevate. The views are great as you get to the top. There is a look out area up top and you can look over all of Yellowstone. We did the hike around the 4th of July or so and for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We didn't manage to hike to the old fire tower at the top but even so were able to enjoy amazing views over the park. Bears were in the area but we didn't see any but lots of small rodents (various kinds) and a huge range ot birds. Take plenty water and pack a lunch. There is a nice pit... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The views from Mount Washburn are absolutely amazing. We didn't see much wildlife apart for a few bighorns but definitely worth a visit.

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Poconos, pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

One of my favorite things in Yellowstone! The hike itself isn't too bad... There's awesome views the entire way and lots of places to take a rest. We saw tons of big horns... A few we're laying in the path, making us walk within 10 feet to get around them! The views at the top are great, especially on a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

It took us about 4 hours roundtrip. The first 10 minutes is the hardest. Well worth the view from the top.

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atlanta
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Started early in the morning hiking to top. Three hours to reach ranger tower. Awesome view of the park, restrooms in tower along with an observation deck. Pack a lunch for dining at the top! Take plenty of water air is thin and dry. We did not see any wildlife but others did see a bear. Big Horns had migrated... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

You walk up a dirt trail, it looks like an old service road. There are some nice views on the way up and at the top. Make sure you bring enough water. I heard people on their way down complaining that there was no water on top (well there is from the bathroom faucet if you need it). The view... More

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Dundas, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The trail keeps going up, but it's mostly smooth and you'll have company along the way. Wildlife is abundant: sheep, coyotes, and (I have heard, not seen) bears. The fire tower has an observation deck that is a great place for lunch out of the wind.

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Hazlet
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95 reviews 95 reviews
78 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Firstly, this is probably a full day hike. If you start at the Dunraven Pass Trailhead, it will be switchbacks for quite some time before you begin your final upward assent to the fire tower at the top. Be prepared for windy conditions the farther up you go. This year, the parking lot at the pass was pretty well filled... More

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