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Yankee Boy Basin

CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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Most beautiful place on earth

Yankee Boy Basin is breathtaking! The mountains are amazing. The flowers are so beautiful! Every... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ruthie H
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Raytown, Missouri
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Breathtaking

We rented a UTV and drove up to Yankee Boy Basin. I was very nervous at first but it really wasn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
noeybear
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Boca Raton, Florida
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“yankee boy” (48 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yankee Boy Basin is breathtaking! The mountains are amazing. The flowers are so beautiful! Every color and type of flower imaginable. The waterfall is outstanding also. My favorite spot! Drive up is generally good. Sometimes the road gets a but rough. We drove it in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We rented a UTV and drove up to Yankee Boy Basin. I was very nervous at first but it really wasn't bad at all. We got up very high. The wildflowers were in full bloom and the views were breathtaking. If you're not comfortable driving...More

Thank noeybear
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an incredible trail. We did it via our personal Jeep. Not scary and the wild flowers were breathtaking. Wear hiking shoes and always bring water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fairly easy trail in a 4wd vehicle. I would recommend stopping just above the twin falls. The trail get rougher quickly, and the view is similar to that from the lower area. We used Riverside Inn / jeepouray.com to rent our jeep....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun trail. We had preteen boys with us and they enjoyed just as much. It’s not as easy as we expected but it was still fun. We are not amateurs but we are far from experts and we were able to handle...More

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother has an FJ and he told me we were going to go on a trail ride. Boy oh boy am I glad I went.. it was the most fun I have ever had. Yankee boy Basin is absolutely gorgeous. The flowers were all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area to 4 wheel to. Beautiful wildflowers and hikes or just enjoy the view. Many companies in town will rent you an ATV or join a tour if you are not sure about driving through creeks and over outcroppings.

2  Thank Jackie K
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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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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