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Summer Wildflowers near Winter Park 1

Butler Gulch

Rosy Paintbrush greet the first light of day in a meadow atop Butler Gulch. This trail is just over Berthoud Pass from Winter Park, Colorado. The wildflowers in July and August can often be stunning. It was an early morning, but I know I can be at the trailhead in just under 30 minutes from my place in Winter Park. Then it is a 45 minute hike to this point. With dew on the ground and temperatures in the upper 30s, my feet and hands were freezing. Still, for a sunrise like this, the discomfort fades quicky. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.