In the latter half of June, a paradise of vibrant wildflowers— one of the best drive-by displays in Colorado—decorates the Buffalo Pass area north of Steamboat Springs. Buffalo Pass Road winds up the pass with the last few miles to the crest passing through extravagant displays of wildflowers. In a good year and at the right time (particularly the third week of June), the place is a wildflower lover’s Valhalla. The jumping-off place for Spring Creek Trail may be found on the way to Buffalo Pass at the Dry Lake trailhead. This is the north end of the trail and by far the most flowery part. In late June, about 80 different kinds of wildflowers may be experienced. Much of Spring Creek Trail passes through quaking aspen, making an autumn hike a golden journey. Wildflower Alert: This trail starts right off with globes of lavender ballhead waterleaf and peppermint striped onions.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Steamboat Springs|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is mid-June through August|
|Top Elevation||8,240 ft|
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