There are so many wildflower hikes in Crested Butte. In fact, you don’t even need to hike in mid-July to see amazing wildflowers as they line Washington Gulch Road, Gothic Road, and FS 317. It would be easy just to take a scenic drive to see the wildflowers in Crested Butte. Personally, however, one of my favorite pastimes is hiking through wildflowers, and Crested Butte is one of the best places to do this. There is a reason why Crested Butte calls itself the wildflower capital of Colorado.HAPPY HIKING!
With as many hikes as I’ve been doing in Crested Butte, I would normally try to condense them into a few blogs. But the wildflowers in Crested Butte during mid-July are simply remarkable. It’s hard enough to condense my daily barrage of photos just down to ten. As a result, each hike warrants its own post. Today, Hasley Basin Loop gets the honors.HAPPY HIKING!
Rustler’s Gulch is a 9 mile, heavily trafficked trail located in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness near Crested Butte, Colorado.
Getting to Rustler’s Gulch
Rustler’s Gulch is about 8 miles from town, but the drive takes about 30 minutes on the dirt road, FS 317. Don’t worry, FS 317 is passable by two-wheel drive car to this location, and the drive through mountainsides of wildflowers is spectacular.HAPPY HIKING!