Hi everyone! Just to preface, this will be a very brief post, but to be thorough in the construction of the Virtual Yellowstone Road Trip, here is everything to see between Canyon Village and the Tower Falls/Roosevelt area:
Washburn Springs is a pull-off on the Grand Loop Road with a viewpoint of the Caldera Rim. This is such a cool sight because it actually shows the rim of the crater where the giant volcano under Yellowstone erupted 600,000 years ago. There’s also a helpful little plaque that tells you all about this “supervolcano”.
Just imagine: if this volcano erupted again, it would completely decimate North America and would seriously affect the rest of the world with its ashy remains. Fun thoughts, amiright?
Mount Washburn is one of the most popular peaks to summit in Yellowstone due to its relatively gentle incline and the fire lookout station at the top. You can hike or bike to the top, and once you’re there, enjoy the views or learn about the park’s fire-watching patrol.
You can hike up to Mount Washburn from two routes. If you’re coming from the South, you can take the Dunraven Pass trail (3.2 miles), and if you’re coming from the North, you can detour left from the Grand Loop Road onto Chittenden Road, then take the Chittenden trail (2.5 miles).
Carnelian Creek Overlook
This is an overlook between the Dunraven Pass road and the Chittenden road. Besides providing views of the creek, my brief research also indicates that there may be a wolf pack that patrols the area.
Probably my most brief post yet, but that is everything to see between Canyon Village and the Tower Falls/Roosevelt villages! Mount Washburn is a very nice hike, and as one of the easiest mountains in Yellowstone to summit, I’d totally recommend giving it a try.
Next up, we’ll visit the Tower Falls/Roosevelt area
To back track, check out Canyon Village
Thanks for reading my lovely readers!