Yankee Boy Basin Road

Yankee Boy Basin Road is a short 4x4 trail located southwest of Ouray County. The road is accessible from June until October. It's one of the highest roads of Colorado. The trail is totally unpaved. It's 7.56km (4,7 miles) long and climbs up to Yankee Boy Basin, an
alpine basin in Ouray County, nestled at an elevation of 3.818m (12,526ft) above the se level. The road is really scary if you are afraid of heights. It’s one of the most popular 4x4 roads in the area. The drive is one of the most popular destinations in the Ouray area due to its stunning natural beauty, rich history and colorful wildflowers. The wildflowers and waterfalls along this road attract photographers from all over the world and the abandoned mines are great for history buffs. There are mines, abandoned cabins, waterfalls, wildflowers, and of course, the incredible Mount Sneffels. Travelling to Yankee Boy Basin should not be attempted by low clearance passenger cars. The road is accessible from June until October.
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