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Address: CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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Description: Surrounded by several mountain peaks (Potosi Peak, Teakettle Mountain...
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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Amazing Drive!

Amazing Drive~ Safe and easy with some of the most epic views, steep drops, and heart pounding moments!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing Drive~ Safe and easy with some of the most epic views, steep drops, and heart pounding moments!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we hiked up to a lake, saw marmots, picas and beautiful wildflowers. It was a perfect day so we were able to stay up there with no storms.

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Go early in the morning. The one lane road is busy by 10am. The road requires 4x4 and knowledge of how to drive it. We encountered one jeep that got stuck on our way out (they were stuck because they didn't know how to maneuver on the road). Top of the basin has a waterfall and lots of wildflowers (in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Even though it rained during our visit, it was truly worth it. Flowers of most colors were in full bloom this last weekend in July 2015 (later than usual). We took a Jeep tour (while I have 4 wheel drive, I left the driving to someone else) from Switzerland of America - the red ones. This 3 hour tour was... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you don't mind the thin air (we came from the sea level), the views are well worth the effort. Magnificent! One of the best hiking we've done in Colorado.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Despite being a chilly, misty morning we braved the elements and took a jeep ride to this locale. What a beauty! The meadow was awash in wildflowers thigh high. The waterfalls were gushing due to high snowmelt added with record spring rains. Great place to take photos

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Plan on taking a jeep or a Heep tour to this area. Various waterfalls, stunning vistas of the mountains, amazing wildlife, trails, hiking and adventure jeeping.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We drove a 2 wheel drive SUV to where the road to Governor's Basin breaks off and then parked and walked to where the trail to Wright Lake breaks off. The area is spectacularly beautiful and it's kind of fun to watch the inexperienced 4-wheelers get stuck and have to get themselves out.

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Avon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been here on two seperate occasions , 2010 and 2014 ... We brought our ATV's in 2010 and rented a jeep in 2014 ... The jeep was nice but we got around and had much more fun with the atv's because their all sorts of nuts who will bring their 4 wheel drive suburban's on them trails and... More 

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St. Bees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful waterfall without a lot of effort. Easy/short hike. Nice views with a great sound. Be sure to take the upper trail up to the bridge at least.

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Address: CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray

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