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Address: CO Route 550 South, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, CO
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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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Gorgeous Views!

You need to have a Jeep or off-road type of vehicle to traverse the roads up to the mine. It's very rough but worth the views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to have a Jeep or off-road type of vehicle to traverse the roads up to the mine. It's very rough but worth the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need a jeep or a high clearance vehicle to get up to the falls and the magnificent scenery. There are mines along the way and the scenery is awesome. If you hit it at the right time in the summer you will see fields of columbines, Indian paintbrush and more. There is also lots of hiking and it is... More 

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Gypsum, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Jeep up to Yankee Boy Basin and it was a beautiful drive. A little technical so you would definitely need a 4x4 vehicle. Once we arrived. the views were spectacular. Several hiking trails to select from too. Will go back and explore more next time in Ouray. Highly recommend to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wildflowers were still in bloom and the mountain air was stimulating. There is something special when one travels to altitudes above 12,000 ft.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to hike, lots of trails. Perfect spot for photography. The hike to summit Mt. Sneffels is challenging.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not our first trip to the basin and hopefully not our last. We missed the extreme wildflower viewing but it was still a great visit. The road up is about nine miles from Ouray and most of it is OK for a passenger car. The last mile or so is rough and rocky. The local company that does jeep should... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen pictures, heard others talk about, and intended to visit Yankee Boy Basin for the last 16 years. It was worth the rip and the hike. However, there are LOTS of people, perhaps because of the easy 4wd access. Other only slightly less accessible locations in SW Colorado are just a fine, or even better for flowers, water (cascades,... More 

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun ride and beautiful views. Would go back. Part of the trail was moderate but any short wheel base 4wd can make it to the top.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went up there with a guide. Beautiful, interesting, historical, awe inspiring journey. Steve with Switzerland of CO did a great job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome day on the trails! The flowers were beautiful & twin falls was amazing! This is a must see if you are in Oruay!

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