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Wildflowers in Utah

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Wildflower season is one of my favorites! Peak season in the most beautiful areas of Utah is usually July-August, but depending on the trail you can find them May-September. There are some trails that peak their wildflowers in May and June, so scroll down for those. Some areas really outshine the rest for best wildflowers.

I added *** to indicate the very best trails for optimal viewing of wildflowers in Utah!

Albion Basin

Little Cottonwood Canyon

At the very top of the list is the Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

***0.5-3.6 easy miles (Salt Lake)
***1.8 easy miles (Salt Lake)
***4.5-5.0 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
**3.9 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
**2.7-5.4 moderate/difficult miles (Salt Lake)
4.1 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
4.0 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
**7.3 difficult miles (Salt Lake)
**7.5 difficult miles (Salt Lake)

Guardsman Pass

Just over the hill from Big Cottonwood Canyon or near Park City is Guardsman Pass. This area is also amazing for wildflowers!

**2.8 moderate miles (Wasatch)
***4.6 moderate miles (Wasatch)

Brighton

The top of Big Cottonwood Canyon also has lots of wildflowers!

3.3 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
2.6 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
4.4 moderate miles
5.8 difficult miles (Salt Lake)

Alpine Loop (American Fork and Provo Canyons)

Mount Timpanogos has some spectacular wildflowers!

***14.8 difficult miles (Utah)

Primrose Overlook

*3.1-4 moderate miles (Utah)

Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain east of Ogden has gorgeous wildflowers. Check out the Paper Airplane or Brim Trails.

Logan Canyon

Logan Canyon is such a beautiful place and the wildflowers near Tony Grove do not disappoint. I feel like the fields of wildflowers leading to the lake rival the best!

***0.5-2.5 easy/moderate miles (Cache)

Uinta Mountains

Mill Hollow in the Uinta Mountains has so many wildflowers just above the reservoir!

***Mill Hollow – drivable, can add short walk (Wasatch)

Mirror Lake also gets lots of wildflowers!

**1.5 easy miles (Duschesne/Summit/Wasatch)

Ruth Lake is another area of the Uinta Mountains with lots of wildflowers!

**2.0 easy miles (Duschesne/Summit/Wasatch)

Spring Wildflowers

These trails are incredible for spring blooming!

***Three Falls 4.0-5.4 moderate miles (Utah)
***Wild Rose Trail – 2.0 easy miles (Salt Lake, Nearly Davis)
*Living Room Lookout – 2.3 moderate miles (Salt Lake)
***Avenue Twin Peaks 3.6 moderate miles

**Wild Rose Loop 3.4 moderate miles (Salt Lake , nearly Davis)

Kyhv Peak Overlook

**Kyhv Peak Overlook drivable, can add short walk (Utah)

Poppy Fields

The poppy fields bloom near the end of May and the first half of June in Alpine and Mantua, Utah.

0.5-1.5 easy miles (Utah) – only late May-early June

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are not quite wildflowers, but they are beautiful to see each spring, usually for about ten days in April.

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