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American Basin Wildflowers near Lake City 4

American Basin

Near Lake City, Colorado, American Basin is a short, bumpy drive away. This fertile valley is the start of a hike up to Handies Peak, one of Colorado's 14,000' summits. It is also the home to some of the best wildflower displays in the state, producing many colors and varities of summer blooms. Here, Columbine wave in the peaceful afternoon breeze in the Rocky Mountains. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.