Ridgway, Colorado

Explore Twin Falls in Yankee Boy Basin

Originally added by Jason Hatfield

A stream that splits into two small falls surrounded by wildflowers and alpine peaks.

While small, Twin Falls sits in the extremely photogenic backdrop of Yankee Boy Basin. To reach the falls 7.5 miles outside of Ouray follow Camp Bird road for 4.7 miles before taking a right onto Yankee Boy Basin Road. After 2.8 miles you'll reach one of several small parking areas on the left and the falls will be just a few hundred feet from the road.

Be advised the road up is narrow in spots with large drop-offs and no guardrails, slower speeds are advised due to blind curves and less traction on the dirt road. The last couple miles can be rough and depending on road conditions and your vehicle, you might need to hike.

The waterfall is usually surrounded with fields of wildflowers in mid-to-late July with Columbines being very prevalent. False Hellebore is also common in the area and a great photographic subject; just don't eat it as it's highly poisonous! Other nearby areas to explore include the trail to Blue Lakes Pass and Mount Sneffels.

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Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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