Bunsen Peak el. 8564ft is a prominent peak due south of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The peak lies on the east flank of Kingman Pass on the Mammoth to Norris section of the Grand Loop Road. The peak was first ascended by Ferdinand V. Hayden and Captain John W. Barlow in 1871, Bunsen Peak was not named until 1872 during the second Hayden Geologic Survey. E. S. Topping named the peak Observation Mountain in 1872 as well, but that name did not stick. The Bunsen Peak Trail with its trailhead just south of Mammoth is a steep 2.1mi to the summit. Bunsen Peak was named for the German chemist Robert Bunsen, the inventor of the Bunsen Burner and responsible for early work on volcanic geyser theories.Our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner makes visiting Bunsen Peak and other Yellowstone National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Great views but it is uphill so you have to be in shape. Due to this it is not crowded. People you meet on these more strenuous hike are very friendly because there are a limited number and they like ... more »
There is a nice view of Yellowstone from this place.
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