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Address: CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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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Yankee boy basin

Breathtaking views! Take one of the jeep rides! It is worth it! If you stay at the Antlers motel, Bruce the manager can help you find a great jeep company!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking views! Take one of the jeep rides! It is worth it! If you stay at the Antlers motel, Bruce the manager can help you find a great jeep company!

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Rented a jeep from Colorado West and did this route first. It was absolutely beautiful! We did it early evening and pretty much had the road to ourselves (a great way to get acclimated for a beginner!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our second time on this pass. Easy pass for 4x4 with some great views. This combined with Imogene pass make for a tremendous day.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As one of the most dramatic drives in Colorado it can get busy in July. There have been a few tragic accidents with four wheelers and dirt bikes. Recently new laws have been passed. Untagged vehicles must carry proof of liability insurance and an state use sticker. New for this year, drivers must have a valid drivers license. Many of... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took a half-day trip via Colorado Western Jeeps. The views, waterfalls, and overall experience were great, as was our guide, Hal.

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Chesterfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is one of those rare and beautiful places in the Rockies that makes posters, paintings, and popularity. I experienced it while hiking to Mount Snuffles. Although we didn't make it up the mountain due to stormy weather, the time we spent in the Basin was refreshing and recharged the soul like so many wilderness wonders. And nearby Ouray is... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wow! As part of our Alpine Scenic Tour package, we went up to twin falls in Yankee Boy Basin. On previous trips into Yankee Boy, we have seen the floor of this beautiful valley literally covered with wild flowers (this was about mid July)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We rented a jeep which was a great experience from Switzerland U.S. A. Took lots of pictures. Hiked and brought a lunch. Fantastic views. Did Box Canyon Falls on the way. Met Fantastic people while we were driving through.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Yankee Boy Basin is an awesome must visit if you are in the Ouray area. The views up high are breathtaking. A very worth while trip.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stunning. What more can you say about it? You have to have a 4wd to get far enough up the road, though. If you have only 2wd, you will be turning back shortly after Camp Bird Mine and will miss the best parts.

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

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