Breckenridge – Little French Gulch
This 4.6 mile out-and-back trail is a local favorite in Breckenridge and difficulty level is moderate. The first part of the hike is along a dirt road, but don’t be discouraged. The second half of the hike is through a beautiful, wildflower-dotted meadow. History buffs will want to be on the lookout for a mining-era grave dating back to 1864.
Wildflower Season: June to August
Telluride – Cross Mountain, South of Lizard Head Peak
This challenging 7.2-mile trail starts just south of Lizard Head Pass between Telluride and Rico. After winding through cool, dense evergreen forest, hikers reach the base of Lizard Head Peak. Here, enjoy corn lily, edible valerian, monument plant and rattlesnake plantain orchids.
Wildflower Season: Look for peak blooms mid-July to mid-August.