The peak wildflower blooms on our forest generally occur about the middle of July each summer. The mountain passes (Ophir, Imogene, Engineer and Cinnamon) are outstanding routes to get up high and enjoy the lush and colorful landscapes. For the more ambitious and hardier visitor, there are many miles of hiking or biking trails that lead alongside some breathtaking meadows full of columbine, paintbrush, fireweed, delphiniums, mountain bluebells and more.
Celebrating Wildflowers is a National Forest Service website dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildlfowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants.
Peak wildflower viewing on the GMUG: mid-July through August