Mount Washburn, Yellowstone 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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  • Loved this walk, absolutely stunning views, just loved every minute of it. Nice easy path, very doable if of moderate fitness, really not as hard as we expected and a visitor type centre at the top... 
    Loved this walk, absolutely stunning views, just loved every minute of it. Nice easy path, very doable if of moderate fitness, really not as hard as we expected and a visitor type centre at the top...  more »
  • This is a very scenic hike, however it's on an old road so there is not a lot of variation in the actual hiking. Just a long uphill walk for 2 hours. Big views everywhere you look however as you... 
    This is a very scenic hike, however it's on an old road so there is not a lot of variation in the actual hiking. Just a long uphill walk for 2 hours. Big views everywhere you look however as you...  more »
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  • Worth to go~~~ Easy hike with a big trail
  • Words cannot explain how beautiful and rewarding this hike is! Definitely recommend it! If you’re not an experienced biker, just pace yourself! It’s very worth the 6 miles.

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