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Yankee Boy Basin

CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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Beautiful Location to Visit

We loved the beauty of this location. If you go, please keep in mind that this is a tundra area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
D'Anne G
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
One of the Must See Places in Ouray

It's an easy drive but a 4x4 is always a best bet for off-roading in Ouray since, you never know... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dennis H
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Surrounded by several mountain peaks (Potosi Peak, Teakettle Mountain, Cirque Mountain, Stony Mountain, and Gilpin Mountain), Yankee Boy Basin is a popular scenic area visited by hikers, photographers, four-wheelers and nature lovers.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“yankee boy” (47 reviews)
“high clearance” (26 reviews)
“twin falls” (20 reviews)
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CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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"beautiful wildflowers"
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"beautiful drive"
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"off road"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the beauty of this location. If you go, please keep in mind that this is a tundra area; please stay on the road and paths.

Thank D'Anne G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's an easy drive but a 4x4 is always a best bet for off-roading in Ouray since, you never know when you'll want to just hit a trail or if you'll find a pass you've never experienced. Yankee Boy is just one of the many...More

Thank Dennis H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good time we saw Marmots, Chipmunks, deer,elk and snow. Water falls and old mines. Running water from snow melt is awesome.

1  Thank Bradley B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a Jeep tour here with Alpine Scenic Tours and are so glad we did. The views are stunning! We came in June and it was chilly in the basin so we were glad we brought our jackets. There a ton of beautiful views...More

1  Thank Shari A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I rented a Jeep from a local place and had a wonderful time on the trail to Yankee Boy Basin! Such a beautiful part of Colorado!

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This basin is surrounded by high Colorado peaks including one or more 14000 footers. Our first visit was many years ago when we first discovered Ouray. It was July but there was still small amounts of snow and effectively spring weather. We took one of...More

4  Thank haleschnm
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the most scenic spots in Colorado and there are plenty of them. Best to visit in the spring or early summer when the wildflowers are in bloom and the is plenty of water flowing from the Twin Falls.

3  Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best short 4x4 trips in the area,you can get a good way back in a Subaru, but a High clearance 4x4 is best. It's absolutely gorgeous mountain scenery makes this a must do for any visit to Ouray, tours are available as...More

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fairly easy drive with spectacular views along the million dollar highway, some hiking in this area.

Thank wphelps
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful off road drive that is not too rough. There were a few places on the road where you needed to pay extra attention so as not to drop a few hundred feet!! But the reward was unbelievable.

Thank Elizabeth L
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Brindav C
22 July 2016|
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Response from Ricki G | Reviewed this property |
Your 4Runner should be fine - we went up in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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Jinglebob
9 February 2016|
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Response from Stuart G | Reviewed this property |
It's a wonderful experience without having to leave a vehicle with clean windows. The main road is mostly narrow, unpaved, with only occasional space to pull off.
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