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Yankee Boy Basin

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Yankee Boy Basin is one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in San Juan Mountains, known for its wildflowers in late July and early August. To get there, take Hwy. 550 south; at the sign for Box Canyon Park take left onto Camp Bird Road/361; and at the Camp Bird site take Yankee Boy Basin Road/26. If you don't drive a 4x4 vehicle, park at the fork of Governor Basin Road and Yankee Boy Basin Road, walk uphill for 1 mile to reach the destination. Remember to stay on beaten passes and do not step into flower fields.

The road to Yankee Boy Basin has been improved in the past few years but it is still off most drivers' comfort zone. It is highly recommended to take a jeep tour, which is available in town of Ouray, CO.


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July 26, 2016