Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Bunsen Peak Trail

This gradual 1,300 foot climb to the summit of Bunsen Peak provides a panoramic view of the Blacktail Plateau, Swan Lake Flats, Gallatin Mountain Range, and the Yellowstone River Valley. Return by the same route or take the trail down the back side to Osprey Falls trailhead (about 2 miles) and return via the Old Bunsen Peak Road Trail. Or visit Osprey Falls (an additional 2.8 miles, see below). Please plan for the additional mileage.

Trailhead: Entrance of the Old Bunsen Peak Road, five miles south of Mammoth toward Norris

Distance: 10 miles (16.1 km) roundtrip depending on side trips, 2 miles to the summit.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Visitor Information
307-344-7381 (recorded information)


Directions from Mammoth Hot springs: Travel 4.7 miles south. Immediately past the Golden Gate Bridge park on the left in the Glen Creek Trailhead parking lot.