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Several 4x4 trails with abandoned mining structures. Lots of history. Take side routes to avoid Jeeps. Great vistas no matter where you end up.
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Trail Directions
Take the Camp Bird road up to the Yankee Boy Basin area. Park at the top or bottom depending on your excercise desire and type of vehicle.
Trail Length
several miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads

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Review Date
August 18, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Brett , from Grand Junction

Enjoy impeccable views! You will be surrounded by one "14er" and many other peaks exceeding 13,500 feet. If you did the lung searing climb up the Camp Bird Road, you will be treated to a very fine descent. Now for some nagging. Take rain gear, avoid being above treeline in a thunderstorm (they build frequently and quickly), be prepared to share the road with many types of off road vehicles, and stay off the tundra when above treeline (this place is being loved to death).

Recommended Route:
Ride the route listed in the description, or, ride to the Imogene Pass Road and climb to the pass at about 13,000 feet. You will breath hard!! From here, you can drop down into Telluride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any of the four wheel drive routes. If you are an altitude rider this is your place.

JohnnyU (06/07/2007)
Totally agree with Brett, above. The place is being loved to death. Still way better than nearby Telluride though.
Sidenote: to get away from literally everyone else coming to enjoy Ouray, here's my secret ride: the Portland Trail. Ride up to the trailhead from town for a longer trip. If you're not used to the altitude, you'll get your ass kicked, but trust me, it's worth it.
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