A Fascinating Adventure into Ouray’s Yesteryear
As one of the most recognized areas in the San Juan Mountains, Yankee Boy Basin is considered the gateway to the Sneffels’ Mountain Range. Framed by spectacular 13,000 and 14,000 ft peaks such as Pitosi, Teakettle, Cirque, Stony Mountain, and of course, Mount Sneffels, the trail is visually dramatic, yet offers a mild climb through colorful canyon walls, abundantly lined with Aspen and Pine. This trip is complete with vintage mining relics of a once booming mining era, as well as ghost towns, double waterfalls and frequent wildlife. Home to Colorado wildflowers such as Columbine, Paintbrush, Larkspur and Cow Parsnip, it is a wildflower enthusiasts’ haven. Also one of our favorite late fall choices as the prolific Aspen turn brilliant gold, amber and plum!
This tour reaches an elevation of approximately 10,800 feet and is a wonderful choice for those who enjoy scenery, history, waterfalls, wildflowers and fall color. Although exciting, the Yankee Boy Basin tour features the mildest climb and terrain of all our itineraries.
Spectacular in Mid-Spring and Fall
“Being a little sensitive to elevation and rough roads, the staff recommended this tour. We were very pleased with the scenery and experience”
Gift Cards are a wonderful way to treat someone special to an outdoor adventure in Ouray, Colorado! Easy to purchase and give as surprise, gift cards may be used towards any Scenic Tour, Safari, Wedding Adventure or Jeep Rental.