Bunsen Peak Trail

  • Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Bunsen Peak reflection in Yellowstone National Park.


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4.4 (miles)


Out & Back

~1350 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



Bunsen Peak Trail is a moderate hike in Yellowstone National Park. It is kid friendly but may be bit tough for young kids. The trail features sweeping views. The trail to the summit is a little more than two miles but climbs more than a thousand feet. Once hikers bag the summit, they are greeted with sweeping views of the Absaroka Range to the north, the Washburn Range to the east, and the Gallatin Range and Electric Peak to the west. The trail also offers a lesson in wildfire ecology. The wildfires of 1988 ripped through area, today however hikers can expect a lush green carpet of new growth Lodgepole Pines and more. There is camping throughout Yellowstone National Park.


The trail up Bunsen Peak winds through an area torched by the Yellowstone Fires of 1988.

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Contact: Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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