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Mount Washburn

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, my daughter, age 12, and I decided we would conquer Mt. Washburn on July 4, 2014. Starting at an altitude of 8,878 feet, we took the southern trail that starts out at Dunraven pass. Climbing for about three miles, it took us about two hours to reach the summit at... More

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I had a great time on this hike. There was still a little snow left at higher elevations. The views at the top are amazing. I guess it took us about two hours to hike up and 1.5 to come down. 1300 feet. Would do it again, but would try it from the Chittenden Road entrance next... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Yellowstone. We hiked the Chittenden Road trail (Dunraven trail was closed due to snow). It is steep. It is long. It gets really cold (even in June). It is very high so you get winded and out of breath (at least we did). It is all worth it when you... More

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I hiked to the top of Mount Washburn in early July. I hiked from the Chittenden parking area (northern side/shorter trail) because I had a very full day planned and just wanted a nice, quick uphill workout. The hike is a steady uphill climb, primarily on a dirt/gravel road, but at a moderate incline so its not too strenuous. The... More

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Athens, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a relatively easy hike, lots of switchbacks. The view that you get of the park when you get to the top is pretty amazing. It gets breezy at that altitude to bring a light jacket even if it's warm at the base. And even if you don't make it to the top, there are several spots for amazing... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We climbed to the top of Mount Washburn in early July. Since we were hiking with a nine year old the park ranger recommended not attempting the Dunraven side due to a snow covered trail near the top, so we climbed the Chittenden side. We heard the scenery and hike was not as varied and exciting on this side which... More

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Frisco, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We drove up the dirt road and walked around there and saw plenty. The kids played in the snow and then hiked part of the way up the trail. Got some good views of the nearby snow capped mountains.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great 360 views from the top of the mountain over entire park and the Tetons. The path from the south is 2.5 miles long; the north is 3 miles. The northern route in July was still partly snow covered, which is cool but not great for hiking.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the few dirt roads you can still drive in the park. It's a great little road up to the top where you get a nice view of the valley. The road is not so great if you are driving a passenger car but it should be passable. Once you're at the top you can decide if... More

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I took the mt Washburn hike with my daughter 2 years ago. I wont go into a million word essay but I will say this. The actual hike itself was kind of blah. Switch back after switch back. I give the hike a 1 but the view from the top was the money maker. You can see all the way... More

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