The Drive to Yankee Boy Basin

Due to its scenic atmosphere and captivating colors, Yankee Boy Basin has become one of the most popular destinations in Ouray.

Located in one of the highest mountain roads in Colorado, the short 4×4 trail is open from June to October.

Adventurers have fallen in love with Yankee Boy Basin. The unique characteristics of the trail allow one to make a visit into an adrenaline-filled adventure.

Along the trails, visitors will see an abundance of rich greenery, waterfalls, and abandoned mines. The striking terrain has attracted photographers from all over the world to capture its natural beauty.

Though the popular attraction is considered to be one of the most beautiful sights in Colorado, to some it may be frightening. The short trail, aside from being 12,526ft above sea level, gets very steep, and narrow while approaching the middle portion of the trail. The rocky landscape is not suitable for low clearance passenger cars.

Preparing your visit to Yankee Boy Basin, you should know the all-natural stretch of land provides no service station. It is advised one should bring plenty of water and some food on the adventure.

Because thunderstorms tend to form during the afternoons, it is recommended to plan your visit during the morning. The thrilling adventure makes a memorable and exciting activity to experience for you and your loved ones. So what do you say? Dare to visit Yankee Boy Basin?

This update is provided by Ouray Mountain Adventures , Incorporated. Our Ouray Jeep trails allow you to navigate the Rocky Mountains and we offer full or half-day reservations! For more information on our Ouray Jeep Rental rates, options including available vehicles, rates, and policies, call 970.919.1005. Or 888.919.3256. You can also visit us at 125 3rd Avenue, Ouray Colorado 81427.