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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I have taken many hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smoky Mountains, and in Ireland. But, the Mount Washburn hike to the summit is now my personal favorite.

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Sussex, England
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57 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We drove to the top of Mount Washburn and enjoyed a picnic lunch with spectacular views. A most memorable lunch indeed.

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Woods Hole
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It may take two hours to get up for this 70 year old but it was a rewarding trip and destination for the view--best in the park--you can see the Tetons and Mammoth! We took the old service road which was more gradual but in the open sun and it afforded a view all the way up. The top offers... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively challenging day hike, but there are a lot of rewarding views and it's a lot of fun. Well worth the time. Plan for 4 hours.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
19 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A steady but not too steep ascent from the Dunraven car park rewards you with a fantastic view - hope for a clear day!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We hiked the Chittenden Trail (can also hike Dunraven Pass). It is mostly exposed, not many trees. It was VERY windy and a bit chilly when we did this hike, so make sure you check the weather before you head out. This is a pretty steep hike and bears are often seen in this area, so be careful. The views... More

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We hiked up and down from Dunraven Pass. It's 3 miles and 1400' elevation gain, but the views from the top of nearly all of Yellowstone can't be beat. You get a sense of the park, and you get an unforgettable view of most of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone along its 24 mile path. And it's a great... More

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brisbane
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32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The hike up the other side is spectacular and the spot to see mountain sheep/ bighorn sheep. If you go to the top (which i recommend) do not drive and park up the gravel road. You literally walk up the rest of the road and it is steep and mentally kills you since you can see how far you've good,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go to the top if possible! The views are so beautiful-/ you can see for miles! Many great photo ops and a place you won't soon forget! It is quite high elevation and well worth it!

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is our favorite hike of the day. There are 2 trail heads, one on north and south. We started from Dunraven Pass. Get there early as the parking lot is easy to pack especially in the morning. we did not see the bighorn sheep on the way, but this hike is just amazing to see the beautiful view in... More

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