Yankee Boy Basin – Ouray, CO

Wildflowers at Yankee Boy Basin

Wildflowers at Yankee Boy Basin

Ahh, the mountains of Colorado.  We love it here.  We settled in an RV park in  the old mining town of Ouray and then set out to explore some of the surrounding sights.  The 4 wheel road past an old mine to Yankee Boy Basin at 12, 400 ft was first on our list.   It is a gorgeous ride and some video can be seen here and here.

The drive up

The drive up

Leonard airing down the tires

Leonard airing down the tires

Twin falls along the way up

Twin falls along the way up

We made it to the top at approx 12,500 ft

We made it to the top at approx 12,500 ft

Leonard and Laia walking at the top

Leonard and Laia walking at the top

One of the Blue Lakes at the top

One of the Blue Lakes at the top

Scenery along the way

Scenery along the way

Wild columbines of every color were in bloom along the way

Wild columbines of every color were in bloom along the way

New growth on the fir trees were lit up like Christmas lights

New growth on the fir trees were lit up like Christmas lights

3 responses to “Yankee Boy Basin – Ouray, CO

  1. Air pretty thin up there? Leonard sounds a bit like a chipmunk.

    • sunandsandtravelers

      You’re right on both accounts. He does sound kind of funny but I think it was the bouncing around!

  2. Matthew John Fields

    Now that is some amazing stuff Catonzzzzz!!!! My stomach got all excited in the longer video along the rock over-hang!!! The photo’s are great (as always) and that blue sky is delicious. Again, how can you ever come back now!?!?!?

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