Colorado March 23, 2021
Take This Road Trip To The 6 Most Eye-Popping Wildflower Fields In Colorado
It is almost wildflower season in Colorado… can you believe it? To celebrate this warm and colorful time of year, we hope you will join us on this fun and eye-popping road trip of the most beautiful wildflower fields in Colorado:
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1. Indian Peaks Wilderness (Ward)
No matter which trail you choose to take (yes, there is more than one!), get ready for a true feast for the senses, as Indian Peaks is chock-full of colorful and fragrant blooms that you will never forget. (Pictured is the 8-mile out-and-back Devil's Thumb Trail.)
2. Chautauqua Park (Boulder)
No time to sneak away from the big city? Then this wildflower field is for you! Located just outside of Boulder, Chautauqua Park has a wildflower trail for everyone, ranging from short and sweet to long and strenuous.
3. Rustler Gulch (Crested Butte)
Crested Butte is nicknamed the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado," so it should come as no surprise that it is also home to one of the most memorable wildflower hikes in the state! Like most of the other wildflower fields on this list, you do have to work a bit to reap the vibrant benefits (in this case, the entire trail is 9 miles out-and-back) but trust us - it is worth it.
4. West Maroon Pass (Aspen)
Located 10 miles west of Aspen is the trailhead for West Maroon Pass, which comes complete with a stunning hike that showcases a neverending field of native wildflowers AND some incredible Colorado backcountry! (Please note: While wildflowers can be seen at numerous points on the hike, the complete trail spans approximately 13 miles.)
5. Butler Gulch (Idaho Springs)
If you think this photo looks magical, wait until you see Butler Gulch with your own eyes. Located in the Arapaho National Forest near Idaho Springs, Butler Gulch houses one of the most incredible wildflower fields on the Front Range, thanks to its 100+ species of colorful blooms.
6. Herman Gulch (Idaho Springs)
Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from Butler Gulch, Herman Gulch is another jaw-dropping Idaho Springs-area hike that cannot be missed. Nestled away off of I-70 and Exit 218, Herman Gulch is a 6 1/2-mile out-and-back trail that features not only stunning wildflowers but a lush green valley as a backdrop.
For even more of our favorite Centennial State wildflower fields, check out
The One Wildflower Hike In The U.S. That Will Completely Mesmerize You. Address: Rustler Gulch, Colorado 81611, USA Address: Parshall, CO 80468, USA Address: Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA Address: Herman Gulch Trail, Dillon, CO 80435, USA Address: Ward, CO 80481, USA Address: West Maroon Pass, Colorado 81654, USA