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Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray

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Brave the dirt road up to Yankee Boy Basin, a scenic alpine valley in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. The 7.5 km (4.7 mi) road remains accessible from June to October for high clearance vehicles only. Drive the winding, narrow trail through the canyon and to the basin, where you can spot a variety of native animals, including black bears and deer. Don't forget your camera--the valley's colorful wildflowers and mountainous backdrop make for postcard-worthy photographs. Plan your Yankee Boy Basin visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ouray using our Ouray travel tool.
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  • You can go as far as stony mountain turn off, no problem. Very scenic drive. Amateur is fine. Use lowest range vehicle has coming down hill. 
    You can go as far as stony mountain turn off, no problem. Very scenic drive. Amateur is fine. Use lowest range vehicle has coming down hill.  more »
  • I am a world traveler and this was one of the best places I have ever seen. Took Crazy Carl (our tour guide) Jeep via Alpine Tours and it was the best decision we made. Worth every penny! 
    I am a world traveler and this was one of the best places I have ever seen. Took Crazy Carl (our tour guide) Jeep via Alpine Tours and it was the best decision we made. Worth every penny!  more »
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  • Beautiful. Really fun road to get there too. We were stopping sooo many times for scenery. Absolutely gorgeous.
  • I would be more than happy to spend the rest of my days on this trail, in this area ❤️ pictures never do any justice! Absolutely beautiful! Please stay the trail ✌️🤙

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