Bunsen Peak Hike- Yellowstone Park

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Bunsen Peak Hike- Yellowstone Park

Postby Deb1741 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:56 pm

My grandson and I hiked to the top of Bunsen Peak on June 20th. The hike climbs 1,345 feet in 2.2 miles to the top of the peak which is 8,564 feet in elevation. We then hiked down the backside of the peak so we could hike to Osprey Falls. Once we got down to the bottom of the mountain we hiked about another 1/2 mile to the Osprey Falls trailhead and then it was another 1.4 miles down switchbacks that dropped you 800 feet to the bottom of the canyon and the base of the falls. The switchbacks were very steep, narrow, and slippery but very worth it as Osprey Falls are unbelievably beautiful. After climbing back up it was then another 4 miles around the base of Bunsen Peak on an old road to get back to our car.

Two videos I took with my little point and shoot. Click on the pics to view.


The link to my facebook album with other pics of the hike (I'm too lazy to upload them to photobucket)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 10a81724df
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Re: Bunsen Peak Hike- Yellowstone Park

Postby pitamakan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:23 am

I don't hike in Yellowstone too much, but the Bunsen Peak hike is one of my favorites. Great views up there, at least by Yellowstone standards!
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