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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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NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Nice, gradual trail from Dunraven Pass with sweeping views the entire way. Then you get to the summit and get 360 degree views - wow! We tackled this trail in our first day in the park and coming from sea level maybe that wasn't the best choice. We are experienced hikers but struggled with the elevation. But all that was... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We camped in Yellowstone for a week, and Mt Washburn was on our list for one of our days. It was supposed to be a moderate hike, but the night before there was a huge snow storm (in June!!). We didn't let this detour us as we were determined on hiking to the highest peak in the park. Normally I... More

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South Deerfield
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136 reviews 136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the trail - a challenge but an easy wrap around the mountain to the top. We took the Dunraven Road (south end trail) And ... bathrooms at the top! There is also a manned fire lookout in the summer so you can climb the tower. There are maps that show you what you are looking at. I loved... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is an easy hike, though I did see some younger people suffering ( I am 67). You need to be in halfway decent shape. Just take it easy, use hiking poles and enjoy.

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Minneapolis, MN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The last time we'd visited Yellowstone, in 2009, we'd missed this hike. So glad we were able to do it this time -- and that the weather cooperated perfectly! We couldn't have asked for a nicer day -- or a more spectacular array of wildflowers to make the whole experience even lovelier. Highlights of our trip up the mountain include... More

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Pratt
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have done this hike twice, both times while working at Canyon Village. It is an amazing hike and the view is outstanding. Make sure to take plenty of water, camera and warm clothes for when you get to the top.

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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
112 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've climbed fourteeners. Seen the roof of the world stretched out before me. I will still recommend this hike. Heartily. Mt. Washburn is one of those sights that bring the majesty of the land we live in come crashing into our hearts. A broad and not too harsh of a trail, this hike is just right for the greater part... More

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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The difficulty of the hike was worth the view at the top. Take it slow and easy and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The volunteer ranger was very informative and the views were spectacular!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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