Guidebook

Conquering the Peaks of Yellowstone National Park

Summit hikes and trail running routes taking you to the highest points of Yellowstone National Park.

Description

If you want scenic vistas, tough climbs, and thin alpine air, then these are the trails for you. Ascend through forests, across rocky ridgelines, and scramble to the top of Yellowstone’s magnificent peaks, spotting mountain goats and bighorn sheep along the way. With more than 40 peaks in Yellowstone soaring over 10,000 feet and at least 70 mountains over 8,000 feet, you could spend years exploring all of the amazing summits in Yellowstone!

The adventures in this guidebook cover all corners of Yellowstone Park, and they vary in elevation level and strenuosity: from Bunsen Peak's stout 1,300-feet to the 2,100-foot rise of Avalanche Peak. The routes are labeled as being either hiking or trail runs, but it's definitely possible to hike and run every route described here

Sources:
https://www.yellowstone.org/park-peaks-the-creation-and-significance-of-yellowstones-mountain-tops/
https://www.summitpost.org/yellowstone-national-park/173134

Avalanche Peak
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Avalanche Peak

Yellowstone National Park
2 - 3 hrs
7.2 km
641 m
641 m
A strenuous climb with magnificent views across Yellowstone National Park.
Moderate
Private
Bunsen Peak
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bunsen Peak

Yellowstone National Park
6.8 km
398 m
399 m
A popular out-and-back route climbing 1,300 feet through meadow and forest to the Bunsen Peak summit.
Moderate
Private
Electric Peak
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Electric Peak

Yellowstone National Park
7 - 8 hrs
29.7 km
1,325 m
1,325 m
For sweeping views of the entire northwest corner of Yellowstone, Electric Peak is well worth the climb.
Difficult
Private
Sky Rim West
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Sky Rim West

Yellowstone National Park
7 - 8 hrs
30.1 km
1,514 m
1,514 m
A classic Yellowstone ridgeline loop with tough climbs and epic views.
Severe
Private
Mount Washburn Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mount Washburn Trail

Yellowstone National Park
11.3 km
420 m
420 m
An 11.7km out-and-back trail with spectacular views throughout, fit for intermediate runners.
Moderate
Private