Nevada Nature February 20, 2017
Experience A Spring Full Of Color In This Wildflower Road Trip Through Nevada
Nothing is more exquisite than seeing the amazing variety of natural color that can bloom in the state with our seasonal wildflowers. Especially in the desert, it’s startling to see a spark of color against the normally arid land where it seems so unexpected.
With the rains we've been receiving, this year is probably going to be a good year for seeing some beautiful wildflower color in Nevada. This trip crosses through the state to find some of the best flower viewing spots!
Valley of Fire
The Valley of Fire State Park makes for an amazing photography spot for wildflower lovers. The dramatic juxtaposition of the colors against the red rock cliffs is unforgettable. Some areas that are known for flower blooms in Atlatl Rock and Mouse's Tank. Valley of Fire Highway, Moapa Valley
Clark County Wetlands Park
This lovely riparian habitat has a spring wildflower bloom that brings hikers, walkers and strollers from all over to enjoy this peaceful spot. Wildflower blooms here tend to start in the spring and go through the summer. 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas
Red Rock Canyon National Park
Flowers should be in bloom at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area starting in March through early summer. A good place to view them is along State Route 159. 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas
The Spring Mountains, located along the western side of Las Vegas, is known for spring and summer wildflower color. Hikers can enjoy the blooms along most of the trails around Mount Charleston, Bonanza Peak, Mount Wilson and Mount Potosi.
Lake Tahoe Meadows
The Tahoe Meadows area is incredibly beautiful in the spring and summer during wildflower blooms. Some trails that are known to be good for viewings are Big Meadow Trailhead, Winnemucca Lake and our next spot on the list, Mount Rose Trail. Mount Rose Highway, New Washoe City
Mount Rose Trail
Located off the Mount Rose Highway (State Route 431), this trail provides dazzling views of the Tahoe area. In the summer it's known for blooms of purple lupine flowers. The US Department of Agriculture provides a guide and directions for the viewing area.
Washoe Lake State Park
Located on Washoe Lake, this state park lies just between Carson City and Reno. In addition to viewing flowers in the park, there's a viewing tower over the wetlands section. 4855 Eastlake Blvd, New Washoe City
Do you have a favorite spot for viewing wildflowers? Share in the comments!