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Yankee Boy Basin

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Recommended Routes in Yankee Boy Basin - 1

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Favorite Hikers descending the gully, not far from the summit. The 13,500 ft saddle can be seen in the distance.
Difficult

Mt. Sneffels

5.0 mi 8.0 km 2,431' Up 741.11 m Up 2,430' Down 740.72 m Down

Ouray, CO

Yankee Boy Basin Hiking

  • 31 Miles 50 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Yankee Boy Basin - 3

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Blue Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO 32 
0.5 mi 0.7 km #2Southwest Ridge of Mount Sneffels
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Mt. Sneffels Trail
Difficult
Telluride, CO
Difficult
Telluride, CO

Photos of Yankee Boy Basin - 7

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Moose guarding the trail.
Sep 4, 2019 near Telluride, CO
Near Mt Sneffels upper trailhead looking back toward Yankee Boy basin
Aug 30, 2018 near Telluride, CO
Hikers a short distance below the upper trailhead.
Apr 13, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Mt Sneffels on a cold July day
Aug 30, 2018 near Telluride, CO
Still a lot of snow on July 3, 2016.
Jul 5, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Mount Sneffels from the base, taken May 20, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 near Telluride, CO
Ascending into oblivion.
Jul 5, 2016 near Telluride, CO