Mount Washburn

Mt Washburn, Wyoming 82190, USA

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 Mount Washburn. Along the way, you’ll see wildflowers—more than 50 species bloom on the mountain—marmots, picas, gnarled whitebark pines, and, 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 Mount Washburn’s summit. The two-story building and the 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 they can ride up Mount 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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