Yankee Boy Basin

Ouray, Colorado

August 8, 2015


To many photographers, no single place in Colorado defines the wildflower bloom and the budding anticipation of the season than this destination in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

Nestled at an elevation between 11,500 and 12,000 feet, Yankee Boy Basin contains some of the most prolific stands of wildflowers in the state.  The basin itself is surrounded by several breathtaking peaks–Potosi Peak, Teakettle Mountain, Cirque Mountain, Stony Mountain, and Gilpin Mountain.  It truly is a paradise to photograph.

I love the famous Twin Falls and the flowers in the basin along the water.  Here are two images near Twin Falls along Sneffels Creek.



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