Idaho February 26, 2019
The 7 Best And Most Beautiful Places To See Wildflowers In Idaho This Spring
It may not seem like spring is even close to being here, but it’s actually a lot closer than you’d think. Before you know it, our natural landscapes will be changing colors and putting on a show like you’ve never seen before. It’s a stunning event that we look forward to every year. It’s always best to start planning where you’ll be going to see Idaho’s wildflowers ahead of time, so be sure to consider paying a visit to one or more of the locations listed below. These locations are considered some of the best places to view wildflowers in Idaho, and they are more than worthy of a visit when the seasons start to change!
1. Fairfield Foothills
If you're looking for one of Idaho's lesser-known wildflower viewing spots, look no further than the foothills surrounding Fairfield and Soldier Mountain. This area is notable for its ravishing array of golden hues during the springtime, and it's a sight that you won't be forgetting anytime soon.
2. Camas Centennial Marsh
Perhaps Idaho's most famous wildflower viewing spot is the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area near Hill City. In fact, photographers and flower enthusiasts alike flock to this area during late spring to see the magnificent show of purple-blue Camas Lillies taking over the endless landscape.
The quiet town of Stanley is mostly famous as a summer destination. However, it's just as delightful during springtime. In fact, it's during this time that this remote region of central Idaho truly shines. After all, the sight of colorful wildflowers only highlights the rugged beauty of the Sawtooth Mountains in the background.
4. Craters of the Moon
You wouldn't expect it, but Craters of the Moon is a hot spot for wildflowers in the springtime. It turns out that this rocky, volcanic landscape is actually home to all sorts of wildflowers that pop up throughout the springtime months. The park even offers wildflower walks where visitors can see the lovely desert blossoms transform the rugged landscape in front of their eyes.
5. Sawtell Peak
Located within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Sawtell Peak is a sight to see during wildflower season. As you drive up to the peak, you'll notice that the subalpine meadows that make up the landscape are taken over by multitudes of flowers. The area contains everything from sunflowers to geraniums, and it's absolutely divine.
6. Proctor Mountain
The area around both Sun Valley and Ketchum is prime for wildflower spotting. A local favorite is Proctor Mountain since it boasts remarkable views of both Bald Mountain and Ketchum, along with a dense, flower-covered landscape. It's notably one of the first places to bloom in the valley with luminous yellow arrowleaf balsamroot along with other types of wildflowers.
7. Boise Foothills
Lastly, the foothills surrounding Boise are famous for their springtime beauty. Additionally, the foothills are home to an intricate trail system which makes it easy to explore this stunning natural landscape. A local favorite is the Crestline Sidewinder Loop Trail which is known for lighting up with flowers with the arrival of spring.
Have you been to any of these places during the springtime? Where else do you like to go to see wildflowers in Idaho? Let us know in the comments! Plan for your spring and check out our list of
The 14 Places You Absolutely Must Visit In Idaho This Spring.