Starting at the Dunraven Pass Trailhead you ascend Mount Washburn on a trail with spectacular views. Look for bighorn sheep and wildflowers. Stay on the trail to avoid destroying fragile alpine vegetation. At the top, enjoy the view and interpretive exhibits from inside the shelter at the base of the fire lookout.
Safety notes: Be aware of lightning above treeline. There is no access to water along this trail. Grizzly bears frequent the Mount Washburn area in the fall, seeking out whitebark pine nuts. Hiking this trail is not recommended in September and October. These hikes are not recommended for persons with heart and/or respiratory problems.
Trailheads: Trail starts at the parking lot at Dunraven Pass, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Canyon Junction.
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Last updated: August 22, 2022