Governor Basin

4.9/5 (32 reviews)
Offering gorgeous vistas of the jagged St. Sophia Ridge and beautiful wildflowers in late July, Governor Basin is a great route for travelers who wish to have the beautiful scenery that it's sister trail, Yankee Boy Basin has to offer, without the vehicle traffic that sometimes occurs. This route le...Read More
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Highlights of Governor Basin

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Iconic Category IconIconic
Mine Category IconMine
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
12056 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
07/01 - 11/01
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
Ouray County Rd. 26A
Nearest Town
Ouray
Nearest Services
Ouray
Management Agency
Uncompahgre National Forest
District
Montrose Ranger District

Overview

Offering gorgeous vistas of the jagged St. Sophia Ridge and beautiful wildflowers in late July, Governor Basin is a great route for travelers who wish to have the beautiful scenery that it's sister trail, Yankee Boy Basin has to offer, without the vehicle traffic that sometimes occurs. This route leads through stunning evergreen forest and ends high above timberline at the well preserved Mountain Top Mine.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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6 Waypoints
20 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
32 Community Reviews
1 Video
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