How to Get There and Brief Description
Osprey Falls is located behind Bunsen peak, and the trailhead is accessible from either the old roadbed that goes around Bunsen peak to the east. The falls are set in a canyon, and are about 150 high. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible.
Description of the Trail to Osprey Falls
Whether you start south of Bunsen Peak on the Bunsen Peak road or north of Bunsen Peak on the other end of what used to be the Bunsen Peak road, you will be traveling about three miles along the road (now closed to automobiles) before you actually reach Osprey Falls Trail. From the south, the road starts out on level terrain, skirting Swan Lake Meadows. However, the road/trail does become steep and winding before long. From the north, the old road travels through a small meadow where birds and waterfowl are often seen before it starts a steady climb through up through forested area on the back side of Bunsen Peak. This route offers good views of Sheepeater Canyon, and Moose and Deer can often be seen in the area. The actual Osprey Falls Trail starts at the rim of Sheepeater Canyon and drops some 800 vertical feet through a series of switchbacks to the floor of the canyon. From there, the trail follows the Gardiner River up to the base of the 150 foot falls. You can stand at the bottom of the falls and enjoy the spray of the waterfall, but be careful not to lose your balance on the wet, slippery rocks.