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“Camp Bird/ Yankee Boy Basin”
Review of Yankee Boy Basin

Yankee Boy Basin
Ranked #3 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.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Good place to take the family to get 'inside' the mountains as it is an easy and short day trip. Lots of short trails and places to picnic with great views. Best in Summer and Fall but just as fun in the Spring if you like to wade in snow and get a little wet. Lot's of tourists so you likely won't be alone.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

When visiting Ouray for the first time this is the half day trip most folks take and it is a great introduction to the mountains. Beautiful views, visit the waterfall featured on the Coors beer can. Bathrooms, rare in mountains. We like SOA jeep tour company for this trip.

Thank Madge B
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Rick, the driver, was full of history and was a great driver....we loved the jeep trip & will definitely go again only for a full day!

Thank EricDi
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful drive, but watch out for the cement trucks using the narrow road. Spectacular scenery and well-worth the drive. It's not paved so expect your car to get dusty or muddy!

Thank BigRedMama47
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Fun, slightly challenging (because it was snowing at the top), 4x4 trail. Beautiful and scenic. We had 14 Jeeps in our group. Came across a fair amount of traffic on the trail. Kinda tight for passing.

Thank Dale G
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