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Wildflowers

Would the wildflowers still be beautiful the last week of July and into the first of August? It is the only time my family is available to take a trip this year. Thanks!

Denver, Colorado
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1. Re: Wildflowers

The annual CB Wildflower Festival is mid-July this year. I've been told by a local that due to the larger than normal snow amounts, the wildflowers are about a few weeks behind schedule. CB is still in "mud" season right now. So you probably will still be able to enjoy all those beautiful wildflowers CB is famous for!

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We went to the Festival this week, there were alot of flowers in bloom but Im sure the end of July will be eve better! Its a beautiful place to visit!

Gunnison, Colorado
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I suspect into late August this year there will be amazing wildflowers in the Crested Butte area. Just google 'crested butte wildflower report' to stay in touch with the bloom report.

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IF you have a high clearance 4X4 vehicle, and comfortable driving moderate 4X4 trails, you can drive Hwy 133 to Marble, CO.and drive up the rocky 4X4 trail. About 2 miles up the road, you will come to a fork. Stay to the left of the fork. This is Forest Rd. 315. You will encounter some streams to drive across. Only the first crossing might have a strong current. The best thing to do is bring a pair sandles and walk across it. If it doesn't swipe you off your feet, then your car is most likely heavy enough to cross it. You will drive 8 miles or so into Lead King Basin. You will see the most spectacular wildflower display surrounded by some of Colorado highest mountains and 3 waterfalls into the basin. Now, is the peak season, but there are so many flowers that even a couple weeks after peak, there is still an abundance of wildflowers 2 and 3 ft.tall. Do not drive this road if it's wet, so go early in the morning before rainstorms in the afternoon. There is also a beautiful 3 mile hike, 1300ft. elevation gain, to Geneva Lake with the trailhead starting in the Basin. The trail takes you through through a field of 3 ft.daisies, through Aspen groves, right by one of the waterfalls, and a spectacular mountains view.

Only take this trip if you are comfortable driving rocky road at 5mph and return the same way you came.

DO NOT attempt to get to Lead King Basin via Scholfield Pass located on the outside of Crested B. That road is for experience 4X4 drivers and still dangerous for the most experienced. You'll be fine taking the route I mentioned.

Have fun!

Golden, Colorado
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5. Re: Wildflowers

It is very possible the flowers will still be out this year. We've noticed everything seems to be a little later this year.

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