Bunsen Peak Day Hike
Experience Yellowstone’s Bunsen Peak and discover why this was a favorite place for many early Yellowstone explorers. The hike begins through a forest of regrowth that is still in recovery from the North Fork Fire, the largest of 8 major wildfires that tore through the area during the summer of 1988. Though dramatic, the initial devastation to the landscape had a positive impact and has created a healthier forest by clearing the cluttered forest floor and making room for new growth. Your guide will lead you along a trail lined with fireweed, lupine, and Indian Paintbrush before the hike begins to climb up a steep set of switchbacks leading to the summit. At the summit, you will be rewarded for your efforts with an impressive, panoramic view of the Gallatin Mountain Range, the Yellowstone River Valley, and Swan Lake Flat. From the summit this tour has two options, factors including weather and time will determine whether the hiking tour returns to the trailhead the same way or continues over Bunsen’s 3 small summits to create a loop with additional mileage.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
- Water and snacks
- Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
- Daypack rental
- Trekking poles rental
- 1:7 guide to hiker ratio
What to Bring
Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.
Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.
Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.
Upgrades + Additions
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.
Transportation from Bozeman Montana
- $200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)
- Includes Yellowstone National Park Entry fee
3L Hydration Reservoir (purchase)
$40 each – 3 Liter Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir or similar
- 1 Person $ 495 pp 495
- 2 People $ 240 pp 240
- 3 People $ 210 pp 210
- 4-5 People $170 pp
- 6 or more $140 pp
- Groups of 13+ Call to inquire
Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.