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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.