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Incredible ride.

Note that if you travel up this road anytime before July 4, you will see some beauty but you won't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Longmont, Colorado

This is a gorgeous drive to waterfall and beyond! Photo ops galore! Plentiful wildflowers! Due to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“yankee boy”(50 reviews)
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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.
CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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All reviews yankee boy high clearance twin falls wild flowers beautiful wildflowers wheel drive full bloom easy drive beautiful drive jeep tour off road incredible scenery high mountain hiking trails imogene pass steep drop offs a lot of fun
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our way along the "million dollar highway" from Ouray to Silverton we saw these incredibly beautiful mountains sporting gorgeous colors of soil/rocks. This is an old mining area so there were some old left over mining shacks and structures which just added to the...More

Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Note that if you travel up this road anytime before July 4, you will see some beauty but you won't get far if the road is still snowed over. If you ask locals, you can find out if the road is open or not. Ditto...More

Thank MisterTravels21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous drive to waterfall and beyond! Photo ops galore! Plentiful wildflowers! Due to the tougher terrain, a higher clearance vehicle is advised.

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a jeep excursion to yankee boy and it was beautiful. The flowers were everywhere and amazingly beautiful

Thank tdisibio
Reviewed 7 September 2018

If you are in the area, take the time to drive up here (probably 4WD required). Then hike up to the lake. It's spectacular.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of traffic but still a great trail Atv is way more fun than all the jeeps and trucks we passed Still an awesome view and we lucked out on the weather It rained all around us all day but we had sunshine and awesome...More

Thank Swamo7836
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Been up this trails many times and it never gets old! Maybe camping up there is in order next time! Cheers!

Thank BenHedrick
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Ouray has some of the most spectacular scenery & Jeep trails in all of Colorado. Yankee Boy Basin is a not to be missed scenery delight. There’s a fairly rugged 4 wheel drive trail to Yankee Boy Basin ( tho’ i’ve seen my share of...More

2  Thank Rollee S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This road starts just north of Ouray. It starts out as a pretty normal dirt road, but soon becomes 4-wheel drive and high clearance only. Pay attention to this. We saw a pickup truck stuck up there; he had a hard time getting turned around...More

1  Thank dustycoyote
Reviewed 12 August 2018

You have seen this area in many magazines, but may not have known where it is. On a map it is sort of a divide between Ouray and Telluride. It's accessible in a 4 wheel high clearance vehicle or with a tour company from either...More

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16 October 2018|
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Response from Dennis H | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, you should have no problem.
Elizabeth M
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Response from Rollee S | Reviewed this property |
If your vehicle has pretty high clearance & good tires, you should be fine. As my review said, we saw subaru’s Up there. Imogene Pass, I hear, is another story. So, go to Yankee Basin & Governor’s Basin & you should be fine.