Viewing Plants

The peak wildflower blooms on our forest generally occur about the middle of July each summer. The mountain pass (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. To find out more, visit  our Wildflowers on the GMUG

The oakbrush plant communities begin turning brillant orange and red in early to mid September, followed by patches of golden aspens at higher elevations.  


Viewing Plants Areas

Areas & Activities


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