Wildflower Festival Guided Hikes
Breathtaking scenery high in the Rockies.
Dates:
Daily: Jul 09 - Jul 09
Daily: Jul 10 - Jul 10
Daily: Jul 11 - Jul 11
Daily: Jul 14 - Jul 14
Daily: Jul 17 - Jul 17
Time:
9:30 a.m.
Registration:
Register for Wildflower Festival events at: https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.configio.com/page/events
This festival began in 1986 through the efforts of a few insightful Crested Butte locals who envisioned a wildflower celebration in one of the most picturesque valleys in Colorado. The festival has grown into a summer-long celebration of The Wildflower Capital of Colorado, with hundreds of events offered by dozens of instructors, tour guides and volunteers. Several hikes take place at Crested Butte Mountain Resort during the festival, with some including a lift ride or lunch.

Hikes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

July 9: Alpine Butterflies of Mt. Crested Butte

Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate

Length: 3-4 miles with rocky & steep terrain

We'll ride the lift up Mt. Crested Butte for this alpine butterfly tour. Enjoy expansive mountain views, lush wildflowers, and numerous aspen groves on this moderate hike. Some of the best views of Gothic Mountain can be seen from the lift and along the trail. Lift ticket included, bring your own sack lunch. Kids 13+ with supervision.

 

July 10 & July 17: Alpine Wildflowers of Mt. Crested Butte

Level: Intermediate

Length: 2+ miles with some steep, rocky, and uneven terrain

This is a wonderful opportunity to see alpine and sub-alpine wildflowers without having to hike up! We'll ride up the Silver Queen lift and do some hiking on Mt. Crested Butte to around 11,500 ft. You'll learn the significant features of gorgeous alpine wildflowers and enjoy the spectacular views of the valley, especially on the lift ride down.

 

July 11: Westside Wildflowers of Mt. Crested Butte

Level: Intermediate

Length: 3+ miles with rocky, steep terrain

This scenic, moderately challenging wildflower hike meanders through meadows, aspens, and evergreen forests on an established packed trail. Expect to find a wonderful display of diverse species of wildflowers common to the Montane zone on the west side of Mount Crested Butte. The coralroot orchid has been a special delight for the hiker to find in certain years. Thorough examinations and discussions will be given to the species of plants observed along the trail. 

 

July 14: Mindfulness in the Meadow

Level: Beginner

Length: 1-2 miles on well-packed trail

Have you ever sought the deep connection to the plants, the sky, or the deep grounding feel of the Earth while taking in the wildflowers? In this half day experience, retreat deeply into your senses as we walk and sit among the blossoms. Using guided meditation and reflection, experience the abundance of wildflowers in this intimate way. Bring a journal, camp chair, and your curiosity.

Register for Wildflower Festival events here.