Yellowstone Mount Washburn Day Hike

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Activity
Hiking
Destination
WyomingYellowstone National Park
Tour Length
5-7 hours
Guide Type
Guided
Skill Level
Moderate

A central location and sweeping view make Mount Washburn a must see destination for many visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Mount Washburn takes its name from Henry Washburn who led the expedition that mapped out what would become Yellowstone National Park. This hiking tour brings you along a trail to the top of Mount Washburn that was originally an old road that serviced stagecoaches and early automobiles before becoming a hiking destination. The trail climbs steadily through the different zones of pine forest before reaching a large open meadow complete with fire lookout station and sweeping views at 10,249’ in elevation! Enjoy a well-deserved lunch while enjoying the views before descending back to Dunraven Pass where the hike began.

 

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Water and snacks
  • Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
  • Daypack rental
  • Trekking poles rental
  • 1:7 guide to hiker ratio

What to Bring

Required Gear

Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.

Clothing

Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.

Shoes

Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.

Miscellaneous

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.

Upgrades + Additions

Private Tour

$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.

Transportation from Bozeman Montana

  • $200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)
  • Includes Yellowstone National Park Entry fee

3L Hydration Reservoir (purchase)

$40 each – 3 Liter Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir or similar

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax at the local rate

Rates

Rates

  • 1 Person $ 495 pp 495
  • 2 People $ 240 pp 240
  • 3 People $ 210 pp 210
  • 4-5 People $170 pp
  • 6 or more $140 pp
  • Groups of 13+ Call to inquire

Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.

Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run daily Monday-Sunday

Departure Times

Tours depart at 8am & 10am
Activity duration: 5-7 hours

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“The geysers, the extraordinary hot springs, the lakes, the mountains, the canyon and cataracts unite to make this region something not paralleled elsewhere on the globe” – Teddy Roosevelt, at the laying of the cornerstone for the Memorial Arch in Gardiner, MT, April 1903

The creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 was really the beginnings of something much larger: the idea that some natural areas are so unique and diverse that they must be preserved in perpetuity for the enjoyment of all. Yellowstone’s natural history was recognized early on as something truly special. It is written in hot springs and geysers, rivers and pristine mountain lakes, bison herds and schools of cutthroat trout, all of which is accessible on even the shortest of hikes. The parks high concentration of thermal features make the region more habitable in the winter months, creating an island of biodiversity known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The region is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, including seven species of large predators (black bears, grizzly bears, Canada lynx, coyotes, mountain lions, wolverines, and wolves). The thermal features provide a glimpse into one part of the complex geology of the region that includes tall mountain peaks, broad U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers, and beautiful waterfalls.

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