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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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Summer flowers are breath taking.

We have been there many times and summer is the best, beautiful flowers and colors. We were there this week, Sept 20, and the leaves are beautiful as well, especially the Aspen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Al P
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been there many times and summer is the best, beautiful flowers and colors. We were there this week, Sept 20, and the leaves are beautiful as well, especially the Aspen.

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

A must if you are in this area! We found the views breath taking. The flowers where beautiful. I am not a fan of 4 wheeling but the drive was fine.

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Thank Ann A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a challenging drive over a tricky, narrow and rough road. The views of Yankee Basin are awesome.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous area! Enjoyed every minute of it. The flowers were spectacular. Highly recommend viewing this area. Get out walk around and just enjoy the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a jeep tour from Colorado West Jeep. Highly recommend taking a guided tour 1st. We had so much riding open air in the back of truck (seat belts included). Next day we rented out own jeep and the adventure started!!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Missed the wildflowers by a few days because it was already snowing up there in August. Pretty drive, got up to Twin Falls, which was great.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Yankee Boy Basin a couple of times and always enjoy the trip. The San Juan Mountains have some of the best scenery that Colorado has to offer and Yankee Boy Basin is no exception. The road is rough, especially as you get close (and past) the twin falls. So you definitely need a high clearance vehicle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area, well worth the trip. What's not to love about trees, flowing streams and wildflower and wildlife. Good road into area but high clearance vehicle a big plus

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kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Access to the trail to Mt Sneffels - decent drive in a jeep - probably not good for standard SUV but anything with larger 10 ply tires and/or lift would be good. Great views. Did the drive up and back before crossing Imogene to Telluride

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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