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Mount Washburn

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Address: , Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.

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Tough long hike but the views were worthwhile!

We took the north trail, which is advertised as shorter (you can drive up higher) but steeper. It was DEFINTELY steep, but the good news is you are walking on a service road the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took the north trail, which is advertised as shorter (you can drive up higher) but steeper. It was DEFINTELY steep, but the good news is you are walking on a service road the entire way so little chance for an accidental ankle twist or fall. BRING sunscreen, as you are climbing to 10K feet and there is more "wide... More 

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Tawas City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We didn't get to take the hike as we wanted to, but on the other side of Mt Washburn, we got to have our grizzly sighting!

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although there are trails in the Mount Washburn area, I did not take any of these trails. Instead, I viewed the Mount Washburn scenery from a roadside parking area and still got a great view of the scenery. Mount Washburn is in the northern portion of Yellowstone and I saw a number of elk in this area. Alas I did... More 

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Gore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We did not hike the trails but drove up an unpaved road to a viewing area. The views are spectacular! All ages can enjoy Mount Washburn.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hike was slow and steady but what a view. We decided to do this early in the morning with out anyone else visable behind or in front of us. We ALMOST made it to the top. The kids wanted to turn around below the second peek. Still kicking myself for not forcing them to the absolute top! Wildlife is visible... More 

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Yorkville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want to see big horn sheep, take this short drive to the top. We saw several including some on either side of the road at the same time. Quite windy, no real scary cliffhangers either.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are two ways up Mt. Washburn. You can start at the very bottom at Dunraven which is a longer hike. We chose the shorter hike (3 miles) driving part of the way up on the Chittenden Road (gravel road but no problem in a regular car). There is a parking lot and restroom at the trail head at Chittenden.... More 

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KC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a trek, but well worth the effort. At the top is a manned (during fire season) fire observation tower. We saw a lot of snow, a fox, and several bighorns.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful views of the park. It is a challenging hike but it is very rewarding. We saw mountain goats near the top. Do this hike when weather is clear. Your view will be amazing. The vault toilets in the watchtower were actually clean and had toilet paper. It took us about 2.5 hours to go up and a little over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Park at the trailhead about 5 miles north of Canyon (going toward Tower Fall). It's just over 3 miles to the top, with toilets at the parking lot and at the summit. There is a fair amount of elevation gain with a steady climb through the whole 3 miles. If you are visiting from a low elevation, it might be... More 

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