News Release

Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone to close in August for improvements

A person walks along a wooden fence with a rotten crib wall beneath the fence
A rotten crib wall beneath the Mt. Washburn Trail

National Park Service

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News Release Date: June 5, 2019

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • The Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass will close for improvements August 6-27, 2019.
  • The trail and trailhead parking lot is located 4.5 miles north of Canyon Junction.
  • The closure is necessary for public safety and will include the replacement of a deteriorated multi-tiered log crib that structurally supports the trail. Find a photo of the unsafe crib on Flickr.  
  • To replace the crib wall, trail crew will use cable rigging and fall protection systems affixed to fabricated anchorages constructed into the trail. A helicopter will deliver log pilings to the work site.
  • Please plan accordingly. 
  • The Mount Washburn Trail from Chittenden Road will remain open.
  • Find updated trail status on the Backcountry Situation Report and at visitor centers. 

Last updated: June 5, 2019

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