Governor Basin

1 Review
Location Ouray, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 2.8mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

High elevation scenery and historic mine buildings.

Gorgeous high-elevation scenery, incredible wildflowers and standing mine buildings. Trail accesses historic mines including the massive Virginius Mine and the Mountain Top Mine. Mines are on private land, so you may not be able to drive all the way to them. View from a distance and stay out of buildings. Popular trail for Jeep tours.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Rocky, narrow and tippy in spots, but the main trail is suitable for high-clearance, aggressive stock SUVs. Side trails are more difficult. Experienced drivers only. Verify legality of routes using latest MVUM.

Stats

Length

2.8mi

Time

3hrs

High Point

12,020ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 240-5300Uncompahgre National Forest, Ouray Ranger District

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Chris says

We drove Governor Basin on 09/20/18. Other than the shelf road being narrow in a few areas, the trail was easier than Yankee Boy Basin, which we did the same day, and Imogene Pass. At this time, I would rate this trail as difficult possibly easy.
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