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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hike Bunsen Peak

4 Miles Total - 1300 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Mike Fennell

Catch 360 degree views of Yellowstone National Park on top of this beautifully perched peak. After a few days of hiking and driving all around Yellowstone, this scenic hike provided an excellent birds eye view of the Park and gave a great new perspective.

From Mammoth Hot Springs drive south of US-89 approximately 4.8 miles towards Norris Junction. The trailhead is on the left as you exit Golden Gate Canyon. After about 100 yards on the trail, take the left fork and from there on the trail is well marked out to the top. Sunset and Sunrise are great times to climb this peak and you should give yourself 40-60 minutes to reach the top.

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Gorgeous Hike

This is the perfect hike to get away from some of the crowds in Yellowstone. There are about 15-16 switchbacks winding up the mountain, but you'll be at the top before you know it with 360 degree views of the park. The trail at the top is all loose rocky talus, so wearing boots is a good idea. A light jacket would also be useful since it can get very windy at the top. For a wildflower-lined trail hike Bunsen Peak in June or July. Don't forget your bear spray!

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