The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival will be held July 6-12. There are lots of planned hikes during that week, but any time in July can be considered the high season for flowers. If you go, you can pick up information on where to go and wildflower identification guides at the information center in town.
|Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum)|
Blanketflower is one of the prettiest we have on Green Mountain, and I've see several of them blooming this week. There are a few Bush Sunflowers, too. These have centers that are yellow, as opposed to the Common Sunflowers which should be out in a week or two. Those have dark brown disk flowers.
|Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)|