COLORADO HIKES PACKED WITH WILDFLOWERS
What a winter we had! With all that snow melting the wildflowers are sure to be extra vibrant this year. Make sure to make some time to stop and smell the flowers this summer. July is when they’ll be in full bloom so make sure to carve out some time to get to the mountains to witness their brilliance. We’ve found the best hikes packed with wildflowers to share with you. Some are near and some are far - but they’re all worth the journey to see.
Where: Arapaho National Forest
Drive Time From Denver: 1 Hour 5 Mins
Length: 4.8 Miles Out & Back
Where: Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest
Drive Time From Denver: 1 Hour 35 Mins
Length: 1.8 Mile Loop
Where: Near Idaho Springs
Drive Time From Denver: 1 Hour
Length: 6.4 Miles Out & Back
Drive Time From Denver: 6 Hours
Length: 9 Miles
Enjoy fields of wildflowers as tall as you and a Carribean blue lake when you make it to the top.
Where: Crested Butte
Drive Time From Denver: 4 Hours 3 Mins
Length: 5.5 Miles
Enjoy endless fields on wildflowers and a snowmelt crystal lake to jump in at the top!
TRY AND SPOT THESE WILDFLOWERS ALONG THE WAY!
Orange Paintbrush Flower
Blue Flax Flower