Mount Washburn/Chittenden Rd.

4.00 out of 5
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Fire Road

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
There are few places in Yellowstone NP to ride a mountain bike. The Mount Washburn/Chittenden Rd. route is one. When I rode this road three times this past summer, I didn't see another biker but lots and lots of hikers. The road starts out at about 8,500 feet. Ride around the closed/locked gate and begin the 3-mile climb to 10,243 feet--over 1,700 feet of elevation gain. It is not particularly steep; however, when you take into account the altitude, it's a workout. Nothing technical about it. Some larger, loose rocks in places, but they are easy enough to avoid. After reaching the top, taking in the view and snapping a few pics, it's time for the fun part. There is a lookout tower at the top with a restroom and viewing room. Plenty of people up there to take your pic next to the Mount Washburn sign. The only thing I had to worry about was the amount of hikers on the road--nothing you can do about it. On one of my rides, I rose past a 2,000-pound bison right on the road and several bighorn sheep. With the workout, the scenery and the wildlife, this ride is more than worth it.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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August 30, 2015
Review: Not many biking opportunities in Yellowstone, but this was a great workout ride with rewarding scenery at the summit of the climb. Of course, the descent was fun; however, I had to watch for hikers, for there were many. If you ever ride this road, do it early in the morning: fewer people and possibly more wildlife to view.

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