Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn [CLOSED]

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Yellowstone National Park

Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn [CLOSED] is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

Length6.8 miElevation gain1,394 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingCampingHikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockySnowClosedFeeNo dogs
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Yellowstone National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. Note: As of August 2020, the road leading to this trailhead is closed indefinitely. Please check here for updates and more information: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm A wonderful climb in Yellowstone with views of neighboring mountains and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Has own parking, if parking is full park at turn out before the trail head.

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm Wyoming Business Council Tourism Office, Frank Norris Jr. Travel Center, I-25 & College Drive , Cheyenne, WY, 82002-0660, Phone: 307-777-7777, Fax: 307-777-6472

Trailhead Directions: Dunraven Pass, 4.75 miles north of Canyon Junction on the Canyon-Tower Road. You'll see a parking area. Fees: $25 Entry fee into the National Park.

Directions from Tower Junction: Travel either 8.7 or 13.6 miles south on the Tower-Canyon Road to Chittenden Road Parking Area or Dunraven Pass Parking Area.

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Addie Taylor
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8/18/2020 road to trailhead was closed.

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Brooke Thompson
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Love this hike, but much prefer coming up the other side of the mountain (chittenden)

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Kyo Jade Stone
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It's an easy hike, but it's long and can be boring.

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Lorenza J
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Amazing hike but it will kick your butt!! Totally worth it!!! Beauty is all around throughout the hike cheers

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Erin Port
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This was a beautiful trail for a couple of gals from NY. We saw wildlife and amazing views! There were some fires in Yellowstone, so the smoke blocked a bit of our view, but on clear days you can see other mountain ranges. Just amazing. I have walked the streets of Rome, hopped through the Greek Isles, swam in the Caribbean and shopped on the Champs Elysees in Paris, but Northern Wyoming is the most beautiful place I've ever visited! Mt. Washburn was amazing!

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Erin Crain
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loved this trail, not to technical. bring some water and poles. decent shoes as even in summer there is some snow. older kiddo friendly

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Justine Raymond
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HikingMuddySnow

The beginning of this hike was really easy and great-- very casual winding road up to the top. The snow melting caused a lot of mud, and made for an unpleasant return down the mountain. We thought the rating was weirdly overestimated... until we got to the summit where the trail turned to snow. Closer to the top by the watch tower is insanely windy-- almost enough to blow us around. The wind was icy and driving snow for a good 10 minutes of walking up until you got to the tower. Even though that kicked our butt, the trail was incredibly worth it for the views. We didn't run into any wildlife, but make sure you bring bear spray just in case! All in all it was a pretty casual hike, and way worth the trek.

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RJ Valdez
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Chris Pike
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Went around 3pm Sunday. Knee-high snow drifts in places. Allot more time than you think you need.

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Nancy Mueller
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Went about 8am Sunday morning mid September. Nice elevation on wide somewhat rocky path. Dressed in layers to shed on the way up and wear once we got to the top. Enclosed area at summit with restrooms. Very windy! Great views along the way and at summit. We were detained on the way up by a small herd of mountain sheep that eventually moved along. More people coming up as we were descending and parking lot was full. Great hike and we had enough energy to drive to the north rim trail for more.

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Jerad Bales
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My AllTrails app and wife’s Garmin say this hike is 7.2 miles RT parking lot to tower and return. Lots of people on the trail today. No wildlife but beautiful views

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Mark Morris
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Great hike run

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Lucas Gonzaga
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Definitely not a "difficult" one i would better say intermediate. The trail is large and very clean, no roots, no stairs, no big rocks, it is super easy to walk. Also it is not steep but the slope is constant after the beginning. There were 2 inches of snow when we did it. We started at 11am and it took us 90 minutes to get to the top. We had some kind of a view during the first half because it was fogy. We had no view for the rest but it cleared out when we were at the top: best luck ever. The view from up there is 360. It is definitely a MUST SEE in Yellowstone. The room with big windows at the top is very nice to warm up a bit before going down. On the way back we enjoyed the view at every step, it was literally awesome. I recommend it with the upper geyser basin (in a very different way because there is not tourists here, only hikers).

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Andrew Sullivan
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A great medium walk, with great Texan family company

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Mark Ashley
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A pretty easy trail with wonderful views. We enjoyed eating lunch in the visitor center, out of the wind. A black bear crossed the trail in front of us as we were coming back down the trail, so be aware. Arrive early, because the parking lot fills up quickly. We had to park at another parking area and walk up to the trail.

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Fabio Goncalves
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Nice wide trail, starting to get soft in a few places due to the weather but not yet muddy. Easy enough grade, would have epic views with clear weather but not today!

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Bryon Yoder
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Trail is reopened! Good medium intensity climb with fantastic views, worth hiking to the top. Saw black horned sheep and beautiful wildflowers.

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Ben Kline
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James Doehring
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Not very hard but careful of grizzlies.

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Jaipreet Singh
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Josh N
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This path is closed however their is another pass that takes you to the top called Chittenden Road. It follows a maintenance road up the mountain that the rangers use. I’m in really good shape and found nothing difficult about this trail. I went up it in just over an hour and then trail ran down in 20 minutes. The views are awesome. Start early.

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Katie Prevost
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Tried to hike this today and the path was closed.

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Michaela Denton
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Beautiful hike! Trail seems to be an old service road, wide switchbacks up to the fire tower. Views keep getting better and better on the way up! Plenty of different wild flowers, all around a great hike!

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Derrick Randall
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Nice vistas and views but otherwise not exciting, though I did it as a trail run and wasn’t savouring views. Steady upward climb.

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Alexander Jensen
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It was very gradual incline, not too challenging - took us just over 2 hours. Pretty views of the landscape but not as unique / spectacular as some of the other sites in yellowstone. But a solid hike with a clear, wide trail. Would do it again!

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Alex Todd
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This hike is a gradual uphill vis multiple switchbacks before finally reaching the fire tower at the top of Mt. Washburn. It was heavily trafficked but for a good reason - the 360 degree views from the top are spectacular. As a perk, the fire tower has an exhibit/museum that helps label the surrounding mountains (you can see everywhere from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone over to Lamar Valley from the top), and there’s a nice telescope for anyone to use. We saw a few deer on the trek and numerous marmots. This hike really makes your bums sore the next day, due to the uphill nature of the entire first half but it’s worth it for the vast views of the park.

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Cassie Martin
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Nice wide trail. Saw plenty of sheep along the trail. For the avid hiker, this is more of a moderate hike. Start early to get parking.

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Tristan Timbrook
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Wide trail and steady incline most of the way. Would rate as moderately difficult rather than hard. Hiked solo and no problems or worries about bears as pass people every 10 minutes or so. excellent views

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