Flor Box OXO | Wild Flowers | Top 3 Wildflower Trails in Crested Butte, CO

Updated: Aug 26

Well known wildflowers can be discovered and reimagined in the wildflower capitol, Crested Butte, CO. Hikes, art workshops, photography classes, culinary and medicinal, garden tours,  and butterfly and bird watching are amongst the fun activities offered in this mountain town. Just before the trip, be sure to pick up the Crested Butte Wildflower Guide to optimize your outdoor adventure. After an insightful hike, families are welcome to visit the Blossom Boutique for wild flower souvenirs and memorabilia! As a friendly disclaimer, be sure to be cautious to abide by the trail regulations to not remove or damage the wildflowers or plants. Removing the flowers can affect the pollinators and local wildlife. - OXO, Flor Box



1. Columbine Trail (Crested Butte, CO) 

This trail is a grassy hill moving uphill. Wildflowers are blooming in late June through July, this is the best timeframe to witness to the blooming Columbine. This trial is great for hiking and biking with an optional shuttle available on either side.  From Nicholson lake to Saddle Ridge trailhead, the scenic views are filled with rolling hills, Aspen pikes, and wild flowers.  With an elevation of about 50 feet and hiking distance about 2 miles, the average hike takes about 1 hour for completion.



2. Lupine Trail (Crested Butte, CO)

This trail is great for hiking and biking with an optional shuttle available on either side.  From Nicholson lake to Saddle Ridge trailhead, the scenic views are filled with rolling hills, Aspen pikes, and wild flowers.  With an elevation of about 900 feet and hiking distance of about 7 miles, the average hike takes about 2.5 hours for completion.  It is best to stay on the trail in order to avoid trespassing on private property.


3. Rustler's Gulch (Crested Butte, CO)

This trail is fabulous for the best sight for eyes with the best variety of wildflowers within Crested Butte. This trail is best during the timeframe of July and August. With the amazing wildflowers this valley also showcases stunning mountain views and waterfalls. With an elevation of about 1800 feet and hiking distance of about 7 miles, the average hike takes about 4 hours for completion.  It is best to stay on the trail in order to avoid trespassing on private property.


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