Sign and wildflowers at Alta Ski Area

Wildflowers overtake Alta Ski Area – photos document colorful invasion

Alta Ski Area Wildflower Display

An invasion of plant life dressed in bright uniforms of red, purple, yellow, pink and white took over the Alta Ski Area this summer. A contingent of hummingbirds and bumblebees provided additional support to the assault…

Okay, I’ll stop with the silliness.

“Stunning, vibrant, and off the rails,” are a few of the terms I’ve heard used to describe the summer wildflower season in the Wasatch Mountain Range this year. One of the most spectacular displays took place in the Albion Basin located in the Alta Ski Area on the slopes where skiers frolic throughout winter.

The wildflower season in the Wasatch peaks from around mid-July to the first week of August, and I highly recommend making a trip to witness the display. Of course, we are talking about nature here, so the timing could vary.

I visited around the third week of July. Arriving just before sunset, I was able to capture lovely long shadows and warm light. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the colors shifted toward blues and oranges. It wasn’t an overly dramatic sunset, which was ideal because the wildflowers were the true stars anyhow.

Below are my favorite shots beginning from early evening into night. Enjoy ~

Alta Ski Area Wildflower Display 2

Flower and Bee at Alta Ski Area

Wildflower Field at Alta Ski Area

Sign and wildflowers at Alta Ski Area

Wildflowers at Alta Ski Area 3

Wildflowers at Alta Ski Area 4

Wildflowers at Alta Ski Area 5

Wildflowers at Alta Ski Area 6

Wildflower Sunset at Alta Ski Area

Night and WIldflowers at Alta Ski Area

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