Parks in Bloom
The start of wildflower season in our national parks adds a kaleidoscope of color to the landscape.
GRAND TETON, WYOMING
The striking petals of arrowleaf balsamroot signal the arrival of spring in the Teton Range. nps.gov/grte
Though not native to Maine, lupines are a favorite in the park. In late spring, these flowers carpet meadows and roadsides. They are a favorite subject of photographers and painters alike. nps.gov/acad
At Logan Pass, Clements Mountain towers above a swath of Lewis’ monkey flowers. About mid-July, the wildflowers move in as snow recedes in the Pass. The Hidden Lake and Highline trails lead to breathtaking views.
MOUNT RAINIER, WASHINGTON
Gorgeous patches of Arctic lupine, paintbrush and beargrass decorate many meadows in the park’s Paradise area beginning in mid-July. To see this iconic scene, follow the High Lakes Trail to Mazama Ridge. nps.gov/mora