Bunsen Peak Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 17th most popular XC Ski in Wyoming.

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South of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, the ungroomed 6 mile Bunsen Peak Trail offers vistas over the Gardner River Canyon and the Gallatin Mountains. The cross country ski trail is located off the west side of the Mammoth-Norris Snow Vehicle Road just south of the Rustic Falls. After crossing the Bunsen Peak, the route descends steeply (950) along a twisting 2.5 mile route to Glen Creek. Continue another 0.5 miles to an access road which leads for a mile back to the parking area on Mammoth-Norris road.

Overall, Bunsen Peak Trail is the 17th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in Wyoming. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Bunsen Peak Trail including Snow Pass Trail, Bighorn Loop and Sheepeater Trail.

Bunsen Peak Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Yellowstone National Park (307)344-7381; Wyoming Tourism (307) 777-7777; Yellowstone Expeditions (800) 728-9333.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Stage Coach Inn (800) 842-2882

Luxury Loding:  Mammoth Hot Springs (307) 344-7311; Old Faithful Snow Lodge (307) 344-7311

Breakfast Restaurant:  Running Bear Pancakes, West Yellowstone

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/yell/

GPS:  44.93322, -110.73104

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  7364

Bunsen Peak Trail Cross Country Skiing Map