What’s Bloomin’ in the Snowy Range

Yesterday we headed to the Snowies to hike from the Little Laramie trailhead. Instead, we got distracted by wildflowers and ended up wandering around from trailhead to trailhead seeing what was blooming and where it was blooming.

So, instead of a trail report we’re bringing you the first ever Just Trails wildflower report.

Here’s what’s blooming right now in the Snowy Range.

Corner Mountain - Little Laramie

Corner Mountain / Little Laramie Trailhead

Yes, if you’re looking to catch a glimpse of these beautiful yellow flowers in full bloom head to the Little Laramie Trailhead. There are a few at Corner Mountain, but not nearly as many as Little Laramie.

Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (1) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (2) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (3) If you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse of a Purple Fringe too. We only saw one, nestled underneath a tree right on the side of the trail. These flowers are simply amazing!Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (4)

Brooklyn Lake Area / North Fork Trailhead / St. Alban’s Chapel

Corner Mountain - Little Laramie

Right now the most diverse assortment of wildflowers in the area is around Brooklyn Lake, the most common wildflower being skunkweed, of course.Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (4) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (5) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (6) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (2) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (1) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (3)

Lake Marie Falls/ Lake Marie

There still isn’t a whole lot blooming around Lake Marie, but you can catch a few wildflowers right where areas of recent snowmelt. It is neat seeing a patch of snow and flowers blooming at the same time. We think we saw the first glacier lily of the summer….

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Barber Lake Road/ Green Rock/ Pine Campground

If you’re a fan of lupine I have two words for you: Pine Campground. That’s right they are blooming everywhere near this campground!

Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (1)

Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (3) Corner Mountain - Little Laramie (2)What else is blooming in the area? Should we check out Vedauwoo and Pole Mountain next? I think so.

(p.s. if you’re curious. The road to Brooklyn Lake is still pretty snowy and it’ll be a few more weeks before we can get into Sugarloaf.

 

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