Hike through Wildflowers on Shrine Ridge

Shrine Pass - Search Nearby - Added by Jason Hatfield

Mountainsides covered in wildflowers with panoramic views of the Gore Range and Holy Cross Wilderness.

Shrine Ridge is one of the most incredible wildflower spots in the state of Colorado. Not only is the area incredibly beautiful with carpets of flowers covering verdant mountainsides, it's only a 1.5-hour drive from Denver. The ridge summit is a short 2-mile hike from the parking area at Shrine Pass and winds through marshy meadows, pine forests, burn areas, and rocky outcroppings. Shrine Ridge was named for its sweeping view of Mt. of the Holy Cross and the area was originally a Ute Indian Trail.

Depending on snowpack and rain, the timing can vary for peak wildflowers; late July to early August is typical peak. Please respect the wildflowers and preserve the area for others to enjoy: don't walk through, trample, or pick the wildflowers.

Distance

4.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

743 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Great easy hike

This is a great easy hike if you're in the area. Went in July but sadly no wildflowers. Amazing views of the Gore Range at the top!

Incredible wildflowers

This hike was quite easy and absolutely beautiful! I hiked it in mid-July and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Definitely would recommend!

All Time Colorado Favorite

This hike has everything. Stunning views gorgeous flowers snow patches in July altitude. We loved it!

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