Underrated Places to See Wildflowers in the U.S.
Stumbling upon an unexpected field of colorful wildflowers can feel like finding a meticulously wrapped present. As you crest a mountain ridge or trek out of a dense forest and find a carpet of vivid, sunlit color where you didn’t expect it, it’s easy to find yourself awestruck.
If you’re looking to break free of the straight paths of botanical gardens and color outside the lines instead, there are spectacularly wild places to see flowers bloom all around the U.S. that you might not expect. (Just make sure to admire the flowers — or snap that perfect Instagram shot — from a safe distance and not destroy their precious habitats.) Read on for five underrated spots for wildflower lovers to visit in the U.S. this spring.