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6 Places in America to See Insane Wildflowers this Spring

If you're looking for the best spots to see wildflowers this spring and summer, look no further. These six spots across America will help you uncover the best wildflowers in the country. Ranking from National Parks to hidden pull-offs, these locations will show you the best flowers the United States has to offer. Grab your camera, notebook, and get spotting!
Prepared By:

Alana B.

Adventurer & Photographer

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May

Red Cliff, Utah

Little pops of color will surprise hikers along trails off Shrine Pass Road in Red Cliff, Utah. All kinds of desert flowers will bloom early in the season when the overnight temperatures creep higher. Your best bet is to get out of the car and go find these little beauties on foot.

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May

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Bear and Gem Lake in the Colorado Rockies are often dotted by tiny alpine wildflowers from late April to early May. These minute flowers pack a colorful punch when paired with the view of distant, snowy peaks.

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June

Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

For most of June, lupines and other wildflowers explode in the lower White Mountains. The dramatic scenery along with the birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife makes Sugar Hill a magical place to visit during wildflower season.

Fun fact: Lupines can grow up to several feet tall and can last for a few weeks! Their longer lifespan can allow you a little wiggle-room on your trip so you won’t miss all the beautiful colors. 

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June

Glacier National Park, Montana

Shooting Stars, Camas, Trillium, Forget-Me-Nots, Indian Paintbrushes, Serviceberry bushes. You’ll struggle to name all the varieties of wildflowers that bloom in Glacier National Park when the snow finally melts. The Hidden Lake Trail is accessible for most hikers and provides amazing views of flowers and mountains alike.

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July

Crested Butte, Colorado

Register for the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival from July 9-18th, 2021—a festival with over 200 wildflower related programs (think art workshops, guided hikes, photography classes, and more), or see the flowers in a quieter capacity at any other time in the month of July.

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July

Taos, New Mexico

Late July means summer has finally really bloomed for the high desert. At over 9,000 feet, the New Mexican wildflowers can really show off. Escape the heat from low in the valley by hiking some of the surrounding mountains to see lots of floral variety. Need more wildflower sightseeing? Visit Carbon County, Wyoming for more spring flowers!

Need more wildflower sightseeing?

Visit Carbon County, Wyoming for more spring flowers!

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