Chittenden Road to Mount Washburn

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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9.0 km
Elevation
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452 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Chittenden Road to Mount Washburn is a fantastic trail in Yellowstone National Park. This is the easiest of the three routes to the top of Mount Washburn. From the summit, you will earn incredible views of Yellowstone Lake, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the Absaroka Range in the distance.

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Route Description for Chittenden Road to Mount Washburn

Chittenden Road to Mount Washburn is a fantastic trail in Yellowstone. This route is moderately challenging with a steep and consistent climb. Proper hiking footwear and lots of water are essential for this hike. We recommend bringing along hiking poles to aid in your ascent and an extra layer for the summit as it can be cold and windy up top. This trail is peppered with the most beautiful wildflowers in the summer, and year-round, this can be a great place to see wildlife, including bighorn sheep. From the top of Mount Washburn, you will earn yourself incredible views of Yellowstone National Park and the Wyoming wilderness.

Beginning at the Chittenden Road Trailhead, follow the trail south as it climbs up to the top of Mount Washburn.

At the top, see if you can spy Yellowstone Lake, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the Absaroka Range, and even the Tetons way in the distance. When you are ready to head down, simply retrace your steps to the Chittenden Road Trailhead, where you began.

Getting to the Chittenden Road to Mount Washburn Trailhead

This hike begins at the Chittenden Road Trailhead at the south end of Chittenden Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    June to September

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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