GOVERNOR BASIN – A WILDFLOWER HAVEN
Stunning views. Colorful flowers.
West of Ouray Colorado sits a truly magical area called Governor Basin. At 12,000 feet elevation, Governor Basin is often unrivaled for the carpets of colorful wildflowers and meadows of green grasses as far as the eye can see. The basin is surrounded by the jagged Saint Sophia Ridge and offers unparalleled views overlooking Yankee Boy Basin and the Twin Falls, as well as several 13,000 to 14,000 foot adjacent peaks. Governor Basin is also rich in mining lore with the historic Virginius Mine located on a spur just off the main trail. While every Jeep tour in and around Ouray Colorado is incredible, Governor Basin ranks up there as a ‘must-do Jeep tour’ for a half-day adventure. This itinerary is generally available from mid-July to late September.
Bird’s-eye views of Twin Falls
Vintage mountain-side boarding house
Carpets of wildflowers
Rugged and unique geological formations
“The basin reminded us of a floating island in the sky… a secret place just discovered by our family…absolutely beautiful”