The best places to see wildflowers in the U.S.

Sun Valley, ID: Experience the vibrant bloom of spring and summer in Sun Valley. Proctor and Bald Mountains come alive with colorful wildflowers like Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Fireweed, and Western Spring Beauty

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA: Witness the spectacle of wildflowers in bloom at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. With a wet winter in California, the desert bursts to life with desert gold poppies, phacelia, and other belly flowers

Shenandoah National Park, VA: Discover a floral wonderland at Shenandoah National Park. From mid-March through summer, the park is adorned with stunning wildflowers like bloodroot, trillium, violets, and pink lady slippers

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, CA: Delight in the sight of vibrant poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. While poppies take center stage, the reserve also showcases a variety of other wildflowers

Hill Country, TX: Experience the beauty of Texas' bluebonnets and wildflowers in Hill Country. Every spring, the region bursts with color as bluebonnets blanket the landscape, complemented by Texas paintbrushes,

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN: Immerse yourself in the diverse flora of the Great Smoky Mountains. From mid-to-late April, the park showcases a stunning array of wildflowers, including trillium

Columbia River Gorge, OR: Explore the breathtaking beauty of wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge. From late March to early May, the gorge comes alive with soft-purple lupine and bright yellow hawkweed