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Mount Washburn

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.

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great hike - amazing views

One of the highlights of our trip to Yellowstone was this hike. It is a moderate to strenuous hike I would say We went with 2 families both with kids from 7 to 10 years. They had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

One of the highlights of our trip to Yellowstone was this hike. It is a moderate to strenuous hike I would say We went with 2 families both with kids from 7 to 10 years. They had the most fun I would say. The weather patter changes drastically because of the elevation gain. It gets really windy at the top.... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Reviewed by an overweight, middle aged flatlander. We (my husband & I) finally made it up Mount Washburn on our 3rd trip to Yellowstone. There are actually 2 different trailheads. Dunraven Pass is just North Of Canyon Village & is 3 miles one way. We didn't take that way, but I can tell you the parking was jumping when we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Spent some time on Mount Washburn doing a little photographer and panoramic imaging. When the sun hits just right the valley below is a layered display of rich greens. The gravel road up is easy to drive and certainly has room for cars going the other direction. Nice parking lot and facilities up to, which also helps. It is above... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's a little tricky getting up to the top, the gravel road makes a little difficult and narrow. It's not open all the time, so just watch for opening, but the view up here is worth it.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is one of the more strenuous hikes in the park. For much of it you are exposed above the tree line. If you are not up for a challenge or the weather is iffy choose a different hike. The view from the top is tremendous.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

I was told by multiple website that this is the best trail in Yellowstone. I came back very disappointed. We actually made the efforts to climb up from Chittenden and came down to Dunraven pass so we will not repeat the same route. The Chittenden is the worst trail I have ever been hiked in any National Park or State... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Access to this is on a dirt track to the top parking lot, where there's a restroom. The walk up to the top is very doable, just uphill. The views are breathtaking from here, even if you only make it to the parking lot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a 8 foot wide formally paved road that weaves its way up to a fire tower at the peak of Mt. Washburn. The grade was relatively gradual and not too strenuous. I think the hardest part for me was the altitude. The fire tower at the top is great to warm up (there was snow at the top... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I stumbled onto this hike while driving around one day, looking for something to do, and decided to give it a go. It is pretty much a long, consistent walk up a moderate hill of mostly switchbacks. Not thrilling by any means, but I did appreciate the view of the park at the top. You could see most of the... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This was a little disappointing to see but it was on our way. I wouldn't drive out of the way to see this.

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