Mt. Washburn

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Mount Washburn
Hike three miles and 1,393-feet up an old stagecoach/wagon road from the top of Dunraven Pass to the 10,243-foot summit of Mt. Washburn. Along the way, you’ll see wildflowers—more than fifty species bloom on the mountain—marmots, picas, gnarled whitebark pines, and also possibly bears. At the top, there are 360-degree views that include Jackson Lake, the Teton Range, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The park’s main fire lookout is also on Mt. Washburn’s summit. The two-story building and multiple antennae exploding from its roof are unsightly, but inside its base are worthy interpretive exhibits. Cyclists aren’t allowed on the Dunraven trail, but can ride up Mt. Washburn from a trailhead on Chittenden Road, several miles past Dunraven Pass. Also a former stagecoach road, this route up the mountain ascends 1,500 feet over 2.5 miles.
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