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Yankee Boy Basin

Birmingham, Alabama
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56 posts
5 reviews
Yankee Boy Basin

My husband and I are visiting in early September. We drive a Hyundai Tuscon. Is it possible to drive to Yankee Boy Basin in this vehicle? If not, how close can you get via car?

12 replies to this topic
Columbia, Maryland
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2,046 posts
18 reviews
11. Re: Yankee Boy Basin

As a visitor and not a resident, fv1989 and SusieLou are absolutely right about driving west in CO. You don't need to go off road to see awesome scenery. As one who has planned and done a couple of road trips in CO, it is almost impossible to pick a non scenic route heading west. The hard part is deciding what route to take.

Durango, Colorado
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278 posts
4 reviews
12. Re: Yankee Boy Basin

Lots of good replies already. Lots of folks like to go to Yankee Boy Basin to view wildflowers as it has that reputation on many internet posts. If this was the reason to go to Yankee Boy, the OP is advised that wildflowers will be long gone in Yankee Boy and other areas of the high country when she makes her trip.

Edited: 8:49 am, August 16, 2018
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