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Mount Washburn

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Fantastic panorama!

First time over 10, 000 feet and it was glorious. The grade is gradual, so never felt any major... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pearltabby
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kentucky
Grand Loop Road Open Third Week In May

We visited the third week in March and found the Grand Loop Road open for the season; it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike O
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Roanoke, Virginia
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This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dunraven pass” (51 reviews)
“chittenden road” (20 reviews)
“great hike” (32 reviews)
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"dunraven pass"
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"service road"
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"watch tower"
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"degree view"
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"wide trail"
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"big horn sheep"
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"elevation gain"
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"ranger station"
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"wild flowers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time over 10, 000 feet and it was glorious. The grade is gradual, so never felt any major effects of elevation. Nice, enclosed tower at top with sweeping views of entire park. Highly recommend!

1  Thank pearltabby
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the third week in March and found the Grand Loop Road open for the season; it is scheduled to open late May depending on the weather. The side road to Mount Washington was still closed. The drive up and thru Dunraven Pass, at...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We took a visiting Aussie friend up to the top of Mt Washburn. It was a beautiful hike in July - the wild flowers!!! - but it was a bit rough on our used to sea-level Aussie friend. You were alone on the trail much...More

Thank Anna M
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The road up Mt. Washburn about two or three miles from the main highway in the upper loop of YNP, halfway between Tower Roosevelt and Canyon Village, is very rough gravel and tough on a nice car! However the worst part is that once you...More

2  Thank Robert V
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Yellowstone National Park has so many outstanding and unique geothermal features to visit, i.e. geysers, hot springs, mud pots, etc. etc., a person almost forgets that there are some pretty spectacular features that require us to look higher up in the sky. Mt. Washburn is...More

1  Thank lanceo53
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Mount Washburn can be reached by 2 routes: 1) Dunraven Pass: 6 mi/9.6 km roundtrip, 1393 ft/425 m elevation gain, strenuous rating 2) Chittenden Road: 5 mi/8 km roundtrip, 1393 ft/425 m elevation gain, strenuous rating Although the Chittenden Road route is shorter, you need...More

4  Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

My friends and I recently hiked up Mount Washburn during our trip to Yellowstone in August. It's a popular day hike and is about 7 miles round trip. Parking was scarce in the lot at start of the trailhead, so make sure you come early....More

1  Thank MaximusGuinness
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Our family, with two teens, had a great morning hiking up Mount Washburn. ARRIVE EARLY!!! The packing lot is small and we got one of the last spots at 9:00am. The hike is moderate due to the altitude, but not hard because it is basically...More

4  Thank plazb
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

It's not comparable to Avalanche Peak but a normal tourist will be able to hike to the top of it on a wide trail. There you'll see the area around Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Thank Jens F
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

We hiked up via the Chittenden Road. We started off around 11 am. The road is wide and well maintained. The two of us aren't in the greatest shape (43 yrs old and 74 yrs old) so we took it slow and easy. For me,...More

3  Thank Lynn W
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Alanna R
April 26, 2017|
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Response from jday2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's a long hike to the ranger station lookout.
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