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Mount Washburn

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.

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Not a strenuous hike as the guidebook said

The guidebook described it as a strenuous hike. I wonder why because it was not. I would rate it easy. The trail is wide, with steady and moderate incline, and there are still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guidebook described it as a strenuous hike. I wonder why because it was not. I would rate it easy. The trail is wide, with steady and moderate incline, and there are still parts of an old pavement that led tourists to the top in old days. It takes about 1,5 hrs each way if you take the trail from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My companion and I are avid hikers and wanted a Sunday morning adventure in Yellowstone. Pro-Tip arrive before 6am and you will have the entire park to yourself for a few hours. We arrived at the mountain a little before dawn, the rain was just a mist at this point. The trail head for the Dunraven Pass trail to the... More 

Thank RobAMartin
Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Easy to get to hike. The hike itself is very straight forward and relatively easy. There are beautiful vistas along the way and amazing views at the top. I would recommend this hike as one of Yellowstone's classic hikes, especially if you don't have enough time for a full day hike. It gets you close to nature without having to... More 

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Kingston, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

All our cold weather clothing was needed for this hike on an early September morning. Even though it was a sunny day, it was super blustery and cold! Take more clothing than you think you will need! We hiked the trail that starts at the Chittenden Road Trailhead. This trail is the service road to the fire tower, so the... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Taking the road over dun raven pass is a must. As you go over there is a gravel road that will take you to the top of Washburn. If your not driving a car with low ground clearance do it. The views are superb and you may see big horn as they are often in this area. You can also... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Go when the flowers are in bloom. Otherwise, it's a pretty monotonous uphill struggle and it looks a lot like Texas. The grade is fairly steep. Doable for sure but it's a trudge. Once you get to the top, there are restrooms and the view is wonderful. However, plan to leave on this hike in the morning because we got... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Mt. Washburn is a beautiful drive but it is very high up and a windy, curvy road. If you want to go from Lamar Valley to Hayden Valley or vice versa, this is the shortest way to go. I prefer going around through Mammoth, Norris and Canyon Village.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Was not planning on hiking Mount Washburn but could not resist stopping and walking partway up the trail to have our picnic lunch. There is a road that will take you to a parking lot within a mile or so from the summit. Hike here and get some amazing panoramic views, but beware of bears. There was a note that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A moderately strenuous climb from the pass with welcome shelter from the wind. It cab be very windy at the top, so take some extra layers. Great views at the top. On a clear day you be easily see the Grand Tetons,

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Its a great hike, have done it 3 times, never saw any sheep, but great views. Your at altitude here so make sure your up to it. At 63 skipped i the last trip. Walked here with my kids when they were teenagers . Takre water and maybe a jacket as it can get chilly .

Thank Richard W

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