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Bunsen Peak

Yellowstone National Park, WY
+1 406-586-1155
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Worth the trek

Leaving Norris for Mammoth we stopped enroute. Party of 13 we took the 2 hour moderate hike to the... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
atenolol
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wirral
via mobile
Fantastic hike

We loved hiking Bunsen Peak. There are three great viewing areas on top. Hike was moderately... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
Rebecca60745
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Leaving Norris for Mammoth we stopped enroute. Party of 13 we took the 2 hour moderate hike to the top and an hour down. Incentive for the teenagers was WiFi access at the peak a good motivation to maintain the pace. A good view from...More

1  Thank atenolol
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We loved hiking Bunsen Peak. There are three great viewing areas on top. Hike was moderately strenuous for middle age mom, mild to moderate for teenage boys and husband, but beautiful for all. A real highlight of Yellowstone!

1  Thank Rebecca60745
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We wanted to take a hike in Yellowstone and were hesitant to go out on our own. Additionally, I often find that hiring a guide allows you to learn while relaxing and enjoying your surroundings. Bunsen Peak gets reviews that say it's easy, moderate and...More

1  Thank Beachgalxo
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a great trail with views all along it. It is a burner and requires some stamina but the views at the top al well worth it, absolutely breathtaking! We hiked it twice, bringing our family back the second time because we didn't want...More

Thank Jenna L
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

I took a couple hours to scale it after work one evening, I wouldn't recommend doing the first part while it is pouring rain like I did, but I had a trail to myself which can sometimes be good in Yellowstone. A great elevation hike...More

1  Thank jacob_riedle
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

A very nice trail but the end is really difficult: no more path, and the views from below the top are as good i think and have heard

1  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

The first mile is a pretty steady but decent incline. The next mile has some better inclines and definitely gets the heart rate pumping. Some awesome stops along the way to the top for pictures. Make sure to sign in to the summit book at...More

Thank 522troys
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Bunsen Peak does not look like a peak but more of a ridge. The natural colors are impressive and you can really appreciate the folding of the rock layers on this feature.

2  Thank A C R
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

The hike is not difficult in the sense of obstacles, but it's just a continuous steep climb. The views are beautiful and the path to the top is well taken care of.

Thank Jay E
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

I was climbing alone, so I wore bear bells and took bear spray. As I had flown in from Tennessee the prior day, the elevation was a little tough for me. However, it was all worth it at the top. Stunning views. There is a...More

Thank 39Sandra39
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