Wildflower Hikes

Wildflower season has arrived in Colorado’s high country, and with this year’s added moisture, you can expect a good show.  The Colorado Tourism Office has put together a list of suggested wildflower hikes, from the metro area to the Western Slope.  Many Colorado State Parks also offer great places to view wildflowers, particularly those in the central mountains and the San Juans.  A number of parks are within easy access from I-70.

Hiking through wildflowers near Crested Butte.  Photo courtesy Colorado Tourism Office.

If you are interested in learning about the wildflowers you see on your hike, our library has many resources that can help you identify and understand these beauties.  Check out the two companion volumes Colorado Flora:  Western Slope and Colorado Flora:  Eastern Slope, published by University Press of Colorado.  We also have a number of other resources including information from the Colorado State University Extension, so be sure to search our web catalog for resources, including both print and digital.