The Best Summer Festivals: Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Crested Butte, Colorado; July 9-15

Jun 4, 2012
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Crested Butte Colorado

Gorgeous wildflowers at Crested Butte    Photo:Doug Beezley

The flora will be going off in the Rocky Mountain peaks surrounding Crested Butte during this week-long total wildflower immersion. Scout the best blooms along more than 80 miles of easy to technical hiking trails, sign up for a wildflower or landscape photography workshop, take a yoga class in a Lupine-filled alpine meadow, or get schooled in how to make the perfect picnic. When class is over, head to town for a Teocalli rum martini at the Montanya tasting room. For a more adrenaline-packed week, bring your mountain bike.

Where to Stay: The dog-friendly Inn at Crested Butte offers complimentary wine every evening, hand-picked by a local sommelier. Doubles from $185 per night (with 12 percent off for CBWF participants).

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