Wildflowers at Purgatory Resort
The San Juan Mountains are lovely this time of year, especially with wildflowers in full bloom right now. Our favorite time of the summer, wildflower season paints the slopes with shades of pink, purple, blue, green, orange and red. Wildflower season typically starts late June to early July, and continues all the way into mid-August. Don’t miss your chance to experience this gorgeous time of year! Here are a few of our favorite wildflowers around the resort.
Aquilegia caerulea James
The state flower of Colorado, the Columbine is located across the Rocky Mountains in aspen groves, meadows, forests and talus slopes. Fun fact: the colors of the Columbine are found in the Colorado state flag (white, yellow and blue).
Chamerion (Epilobium) angustifolium
This beautiful plant is a member of the Evening Primrose family, and blooms in late summer to fall. The pink flowers attract both bees and hummingbirds.
Giant Red Indian (Scarlet) Paintbrush
Paintbrush flourishes in the high country for a good period of the summer season. So if you missed the first bloom of early summer, you’re still guaranteed to catch a few late season wildflowers. Paintbrush come in a wide variety of colors ranging from pink, orange and yellow to light green or purple.
Also called owl’s claws, these yellow flowers are prominent on the mountain and grow in clusters. These wildflowers bloom all the way into September, offering a nice pop of color to the late summer landscape.
Stay in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and enjoy cool alpine temps, stunning views and endless wildflowers. With room to roam, Purgatory Resort is your home base for fun and adventure. Save up to 30% off when you book your stay with us!