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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8 Responses to The Wildflowers of Colorado

  1. So lovely! It’s difficult to imagine them covered in snow.

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  2. The wildflowers were amazing on the Western Slope this year. But we’re starting to get snow, here and there, above 11,000 ft. Thanks for the great photos!

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