Yankee Hill Road is a 15.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for off road driving.
off road driving
had a great time trying out my new 16 jeep renegade latitude 4x4. got a lot laughs and strange looks but I made with no problems all the way to the top and decided to turn around since we still have the factory tires on it and didn't want to push our luck. even know we was on 2 wheels turning around. still had no issue
Great trail with great views
Easy drive. Great views
Yankee Hill is an easy, largely non-technical trail that gets you up into the trees and cooler altitudes quickly. There's a lot of spurs for exploring although compared to other nearby trails, the views are relatively modest (for Colorado...)
With well-chosen lines, a stock Jeep Wrangler (or equivalent) should be capable of safely navigating most of this trail. However, upper portions are very rocky and seem to have suffered notable erosion in the recent past so drivers should remain aware of their own and their vehicles limits.
Vehicle occupants WILL be subject to quite a bit of jostling in the rocky sections, so it may not be a good choice for those with back injuries or prone to motion sickness.
The scenery was beautiful. Very rocky in some areas but way worth it.
You could spend a whole day in this area, trails for all skill levels. Rocks, Mud and scenery