The spring season is a wonderful time to head outdoors and get some fresh air. There’s no better way to do it than by pairing the season with a stunning view of nature’s best, with all its flowers blooming. Many people head out to some of America’s national parks to see the flowers during this season. Here are some top picks!
Rocky Mountain National Park
The peak bloom period at Rocky Mountain National Park is in June if you are between 8,000-9,000 feet and between July and August if you are above 9,000 feet. There are large elevations in this park where you will be able to see numerous waves of wildflowers. Black-eyed Susans, bluebells, wood sorrel, and other flowers can be spotted here in the spring. To see the early-season flowers, you can go to the 6.1-mile Cub Lake Loop. Thereр you can see wintergreen and bee balm flowers at 8,620 feet.
Mount Rainier National Park in Spring
At Mt Rainier National Park, the peak bloom period for the flowers is from mid-July to mid-August. The wildflowers here are located in America’s 5th oldest national park. There are large meadows that are filled with fuchsia-colored penstemons, purple lupines, and more.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Peak bloom periods at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is from late March to July. The climate here is mild and wet, which makes it an ideal place to spot wildflowers in the spring season. There are more than 1,500 species of flowers and other plants that will bloom in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can spot trillium, lady slipper orchids, crested dwarf iris, and more. During the summer, you can see even more pops of color as you look for purple-fringed orchids, red cardinal flowers, and sunflowers.
Sequoia National Park
The peak bloom period at Sequoia National Park is from April to May at the foothills and between late June and early August in the alpine. There’s diverse plant life in this park, and the flowers cover four vegetation zones. You don’t hike on the trail to see the beauty in the spring. Instead, you can take a shuttle bus and pass through the sequoia trees.