Florboxoxo | Top 3 Wildflower Trails in Crested Butte Colorado

Updated: Jul 5

Well-known wildflowers can be discovered and reimagined in the wildflower capital, Crested Butte, CO. Hikes, art workshops, photography classes, culinary and medicinal, and garden tours. Butterfly and bird watching are among the fun activities offered in this mountain town. Before the trip, 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 wildflower souvenirs and memorabilia! As a friendly disclaimer, 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



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 the blooming Columbine. This trail is excellent for hiking and biking, with an optional shuttle available on either side. The scenic views are filled with rolling hills, Aspen pikes, and wildflowers from Nicholson lake to Saddle Ridge trailhead. With an elevation of about 50 feet and a hiking distance of about 2 miles, the average hike takes about 1 hour to complete.



2. Lupine Trail (Crested Butte, CO)

This trail is excellent for hiking and biking, with an optional shuttle available on either side. From Nicholson lake to SaddleRidge trailhead, the scenic views are filled with rolling hills, Aspen pikes, and wildflowers. With an elevation of about900 feet and a walking distance of about 7 miles, the average hike takes about 2.5 hours. It is best to stay on the trail 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. This valley also showcases stunning mountain views and waterfalls with the fantastic wildflowers. With an elevation of about 1800 feet and a hiking distance of about 7 miles, the average hike takes about 4 hours for completion. It is best to stay on the trail to avoid trespassing on private property.


 

Sources For This Article

Sourcing from the following resources: TravelCrestedButte.com (sourced in 2020)