The sweeping landscape on the way to King Lake and its satellite lake, calls for separate spring and summer visits to explore two distinct plant communities. Corona Pass, called Rollins Pass on the east side, is an expansive and level stretch on the Continental Divide. Tundra wildflowers first appear in late spring, while later in the summer, the flower-lined bowl sloping down to King Lake is in full bloom. An even more flowery smaller lake to the east is also in full bloom at this time of year. Snow lingers in these protected bowls so the bloom season lasts far into summer. In late summer, an impressive number of arctic gentian fills the basin and signal that snow is not far off. Wildflower alert: Early tundra flowers and, within six weeks of autumn snowfall, a bounty of arctic gentians.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Winter Park|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is July to August|
|Top Elevation||11,666 ft|
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