Mount Washburn, Yellowstone National Park

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · National Park
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Hike to the peak of Mount Washburn, which reaches a height of 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level. You may try your hiking skills by two different routes, keeping in mind that both have strenuous rating. Both are also roundtrip, one 9 km (6 mi), the other 8 km (5 mi) long. Elevation gain is about 425 m (1,300 ft) for both. For most hikers, Dunraven Pass route may be the better option, as it is considered the more scenic one. Start early before it gets too hot. It may take you about half a day to complete the route, so plan accordingly. Use our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Mount Washburn and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park.
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  • I hiked this trail twenty years ago and it was fabulous. Was planning to hike it again with my teenage sons, but a local in Cooke City warned me that the 'grish were highly active up there. Grish... 
    I hiked this trail twenty years ago and it was fabulous. Was planning to hike it again with my teenage sons, but a local in Cooke City warned me that the 'grish were highly active up there. Grish...  more »
  • One of best views of Yellowstone! Large horned sheep meander at the top with no concern for the two legged invaders. Interesting lookout tower to warm up in, get some great shots of Yellowstone... 
    One of best views of Yellowstone! Large horned sheep meander at the top with no concern for the two legged invaders. Interesting lookout tower to warm up in, get some great shots of Yellowstone...  more »
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  • The stargazing is the most beautiful thing you'll ever see in your entire life.
  • Good climb and great view!

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