Annual Wildflower Tour of Gravelly Range Set for July 8


The Forest Service will sponsor its 18th annual wildflower tour of the Gravelly Range on Wednesday, July 8, starting at 9 a.m.

The free tour winds through the Gravelly Range in Madison County which is noted for a spectacular, high-elevation display of wildflowers.  Forest Service employees on the tour will help identify plants seen along the way.  Officials note that each year brings a varied show of wildflowers.  The colder, wetter winter and cool spring brings its own set of growing conditions, producing an always plentiful array of wildflowers to view, as well as the potential for limited accessibility.

The tour will begin at the Forest Service office in Ennis and proceed toward the Gravelly Range.  Participants generally drive their own high-clearance vehicles, but can catch a ride with others if they don’t want to take their own vehicle.  Attendees are advised to dress for inclement weather and bring their lunch and water.

For more information, contact the Forest Service in Ennis at (406) 682-4253 or check out the Beaverhead Deerlodge Facebook page.