The Wildflowers of Colorado

Yellow Wildflowers
Yellow Wildflowers

One of our favorite things about hiking during the summer in Colorado are all of the beautiful wildflowers. It doesn’t matter if we’re hiking in the mountains or just taking one of the various trails that run through the neighborhoods, there are wildflowers everywhere. There are so many different varieties and each are beautiful in their own ways. We especially like seeing them in the ruggedness of the mountains as it brings a splash of color to contrast all of the deep greens and browns.

Flowers on Boulders
Flowers on Boulders
Flowers by the Lake
Flowers by the Lake
Purple Flower
Purple Flower
Red Bell Flower
Red Bell Flower

Unfortunately, the growing season here is very short, so you can only find the wildflowers blooming from June through August. When they are blooming, though, they can be quite spectacular. They also bring with them some beautiful butterflies as well as bees. It is that time of year now when the nights start to get a little colder and there is a hint of autumn in the air already. Soon the wildflowers in the mountains will be covered with snow and go dormant until they return next summer.

Tiny Red Flowers
Tiny Red Flowers
More Yellow Wildflowers
More Yellow Wildflowers
Pretty Blue Wildflower
Pretty Blue Wildflower
By the Trail
By the Trail

We are hoping to get in a few more hikes before the wildflowers are gone and the scenery is replaced with changing of the leaves, which is also truly spectacular.

Rugged Beauty
Rugged Beauty
Simply Wild
Simply Wild
Purple Flowers
Purple Flowers

 

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