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Guided Hike of Bunsen Peak

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Guided Hike of Bunsen Peak

Bunsen Peak

Named after Robert W. Bunsen, the inventor of the Bunsen burner, this moderately steep trail will allow you to see the effects of the 1988 fire that burned almost 794,000 of Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres while getting in an awesome workout. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the geologic and botanical diversity surrounding you on this trail. We’ll pass budding wildflowers and towering pinnacles while keeping our eyes peeled for wildlife.

We will hike up the mountain on a well-maintained series of steep switchbacks from the trailhead located a few miles south of the Mammoth Hot Springs and Fort Yellowstone. Bunsen Peak is the eroded remains of an ancient volcano and features incredible northern views of the Mammoth Hot Spring Area, Electric Peak, and the impressive Gallatin and Washburn Mountains.

As you approach the 8,527-foot summit, you will feel the air get thinner. The peak is often windy but always breathtaking. While on the summit, you will enjoy a picnic lunch, take photos, and enjoy the 360-degree views of the valley below.

• Difficulty Level: Moderately strenuous
Group Size: 1-7 people
Distance: 4.6-miles (7.4-kilometers)
Elevation Gain: 1350-foot ascent and down climb