Yankee Hill OHV Road

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Yankee Hill OHV Road is a 9.5 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,427 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

ohv / off road driving

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

ohv/off road driving
snow
13 days ago

high drifts that are impassable

recorded Yankee Hill OHV Road

ohv/off road driving
icy
snow
19 days ago

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
3 months ago

Most of the trails have snow and ice.

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

I hit it on Saturday 10/19/19 in my stock 19' Taco TRD Sport. Great trail with some challenging spots and great views. No snow on the trail at all.

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

Perfect Day!

10/12/19....very little snow. not a issue at all

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

We went today and the colors were amazing! The first half of the trail was pretty easy terrain and the last half is very rocky! The views through out the trail are beautiful!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
4 months ago

Fun little trail, stayed in two wheel drive 90-95% of the time. There were a couple sections I used 4-wheel drive. Most 4x4's should be fine.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Fun trail with some decent views at the top. Went through central city and came out on Fall River road. My stock 16 Tacoma sr5 on 32’s did just fine. A locker would have been helpful on one section and sliders are nice but not necessary on this trail.

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

Fun but easy trail. Stock JLUR had no problems. Mostly 2wd.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
5 months ago

Was able to complete this trail in a stock JLUR but just barely. Some sections were very challenging with need for spotter. Overall, a great trail with some amazing views. Would go again.

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

great trail system for jeeps and other good offroad vehicles, had a blast!

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

Dusty dusty dusty! But a good trail. Fair amount of traffic (dirt bikes, side by sides, ATVs, Jeeps and a few full size trucks) but everyone was cool, we always found a spot to pass. There were some pretty rutted & rocky climbs three or four of them I’m surprised I didn’t strike something. About 5-6 miles in there was one extra tough spot w/super deep ruts crossing diagonal with big ass rocks all over. I started to try it but didn’t want to damage my truck. Was solo and sans winch, so yeah, no... Only has 2-3” level lift, metric 33s, Aired down a bit to 25psi. Little more lift and tire and a winch or second vehicle, I’d like to try this one again!

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

ohv/off road driving
rocky
6 months ago

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

first time on this trail, lots of fun, easy to moderate, great mixture of flat, rocky, mud, and water. moderate traffic. jk with 6" lift and 35's

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

Took the family ATV riding found this trail in an ATV magazine. Was trying to get to lock lamond lake i heard about in the area. Dont know if I can get there by ATV. I took a picture of a view and if you zoom you will see the lake. Dont know if this is the lake in the ATV trail magazine

hiking
6 months ago

Too many people! There are a lot better places that are not so crowded.

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

Took the family ATV riding found this trail in an ATV magazine. was trying to get to some lake in the area dont know what it's called. I took a picture of a view and if you zoom you will see the lake.

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

Great moderate trail with a few difficult obstacles that will thwart stock vehicles. 4x4 a must. Did this trail from east out of central city to Alice with the pay off at top of Yankee Hill. Some of the best high country views in Colorado. Beautiful high elevation trees and flowers. Have travelled all over my home state of Colorado and found this to be a top spot for both driver and rider.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
6 months ago

Awesome run .. perfect trail.. if you follow the trail On the app you’ll really only run into one pretty gnarly 30 ft section with some serious obstacles around the 5.5 mile mark .. I’m going to do this run again and camp up there.. 1995 Range Rover Classic 2” lift on 33”s

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome day in my buddies Ford Raptor, we went east to west - couple of hairy sections that are not for stock vehicles. Great views and some good mud puddles.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun 4wd road! Some big mud puddles all along the route. 2018 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk all 4wd upgrades

ohv/off road driving
rocky
6 months ago

Great trail. Lots of rocks. Was able to complete in a stock wk2. I would probably rate this as more on the difficult end of moderate.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
6 months ago

Great trail. Was able to do this in stock wk2.

Quick sharp corners. Rolled(X2) 2019 can-am maverick with fox tune on one of the unexpected turns. And almost got plowed by a couple of people making the same mistake.

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
7 months ago

This trail is a lot of fun! If you do the whole thing, you can start in Central City, and end near St. Mary’s glacier and hop on Fall River Rd to Idaho Springs. Weather was extremely intense at the top. Got a mid July hail storm which made some of the trail tricky. There was really only one spot half way through that seemed a bit sketch for our 2006 2.5” lifted 4Runner. Other than that, it’s very doable.

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