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“Scenic - and what a road (track)”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Yankee Boy Basin

Yankee Boy Basin
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
New South Wales, Australia
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147 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Scenic - and what a road (track)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We drove up here for a look, and it was spectacular. The road is fairly hairy, so only go in a 4WD, but it is sooo worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Papaikou, Hawaii
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Wonderful to visit the basin,the scenery is beautiful,missed the colors but I'll be back.One of my favorite areas in Colorado

Visited October 2012
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Price, Utah
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151 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“What Views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The dirt road can mostly be done in a car some higher clearance in areas or good tire placement is all that is needed and you can see most of it at about 9 miles up then it turns to 4x4 only there is an active mine as well as abandond ones.

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Glenn P
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Dallas, Texas
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195 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“It's Beautiful, But Too Crowded!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

During the summer, Yankee Boy Basin is beautiful, surrounded by majestic mountains. The downside is that everyone wants to take their jeep for a visit, making the trip to and from the basin a crowded, dusty experience. Plus, most of the jeepers don't really understand the driving rules necessary for passage in the mountains and can make the drive uncomfortable or even unsafe. If you can go to the basin during off-peak times, it's spectacular. We usually take a pass now-days because of the crowds.

Visited August 2012
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4 Thank Lon B
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Pagosa Springs, CO
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157 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Went thru to climb Mt Sneffles and drive over Imogene Pass. This is a great short side-trip if visiting Ouray

Visited June 2012
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