Dakota Hill and Yankee Boy Basin OHV Loop

moderate 7 reviews
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Dakota Hill and Yankee Boy Basin OHV Loop is a 35.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving.

Distance: 35.1 miles Elevation Gain: 5,439 feet Route Type: Loop

ohv / off road driving

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Head up on Dakota hill and head towards Pickle Gulch Campground. Then go up and over Dakota Hill on FS 718.1 and FS 717.1. As you round the north side, there are great spots to stop for lunch with views of the north. After and if you take a break head down to Apex. Note when you take 772.1 down to Yankee Boy Basin. The trail is very rocky/narrow and there are mazes of roads just west of Central City.

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

All around great time, nice run. Easy to get turned around if your not careful as there are many off shoot trails from this particular run. Some ice and snow on the trail but nothing too bad. 4wd, lift, 33"+ tires are recommended (at least from my perspective, they make things easier) good luck with stock (met a guy coming down Pickle Gulch in a stock 2011 explorer who got turned around blew, out a tire, and spent the night on top of Dakota hill) it can be done. A great skill set and rock stacking abilities will definitely come in handy if you go that route. Oh yeah it gets a little tight at times but my 2016 4runner did just fine though the tree branch that hit my side view mirror my think differently.

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

It’s a fun trail but it’s called Yankee Hill.... Yankee Boy Basin is about 300 miles away near Ouray, Colorado.

ohv/off road driving
muddy
6 months ago

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

Awesome little trail not too far from the city, wasn’t very easy, but wasn’t very hard, there where a few obstacles that posed a challenge for my Jeep on stock suspension, but other than that, it was really fun and beautiful

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago