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Mount Washburn

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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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Views, wild flowers, and bighorn sheep

Amazing views, incredible wild flowers, and lots of bighorn sheep at the top. Wow. Weather was warmer than expected, so we were glad we brought lots of water and some snacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
JulieGfromTurkeyHill
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Fairmont, Minnesota

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing views, incredible wild flowers, and lots of bighorn sheep at the top. Wow. Weather was warmer than expected, so we were glad we brought lots of water and some snacks with us. Not what I'd call an easy hike, but well worth it.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

1. You can start either from the trailhead at Dunraven Pass (5 miles north of Canyon Junction), or at the Chittenden parking area (9.5 miles north of Canyon Junction). 2. The parking lot at Dunraven is right off the Loop Road. It was 2/3 empty at 8:15 am when we went in late June, and was completely full at 12... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The hike to the fire tower on Mount Washburn is one of our favorites. We love the views, but also the fire tower is so interesting and you feel you're on top of the world once you arrive at the fire tower. It's possible to see Bighorn sheep here, but we've hiked it 4 times and we never have seen... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mt Washburn is amazing. It is so high up and so many mountains surround it. It is very scary driving up to Mt Washburn, but a wonderful ride. It is simply beautiful. Make sure you take that ride.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Things to know beforehand: The parking lot is small and fills early. It is not a technical hike-easy trail the whole way on fire trail. However, it is a strenuous hike, primarily because of the altitude, so be certain that you are fit. Bring lots of water and a snack for when you reach the fire tower at the top.

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a good hike, claim to be 3 miles one way but I doubt it is more than that :) If there are only two trail you would go in Yellowstone, go for Uncle Toms' trail and this one. Well worth it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent hike with amazing views. My husband, daughter (8 yo) and I hiked it last week, at the end of June. The weather was perfect and there was even some snow on the ground still, which resulted in me getting pelted with snowballs quite frequently.... I felt pretty confident that we would be able to hike it... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Spectacular hike in the sunshine but hard work. Still walking on snow up higher. Interesting information re fire watch man who lives there for the season mind you the AT&T 4G must help

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved the hike. It was very scenic and it was fun to climb through a bit of snow. Make sure you get on the correct trail when you leave though. We made that mistake and added some additional uphill climb to our hike.

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Swisher, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you love the mountains and hairpin turns, this is for you. Such beauty, especially when you can see the snow up close going thru this mountain.

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Address: Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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