The wildflowers are starting to pop all over the valley. Southern exposures in particular are showing color. Soon the bloom will be working its way North into Yellowstone. Truly amplifying the overall Park experience. The majority of the bloom is currently in the Southern end of the valley. For optimal viewing I would suggest hiking or biking in the Munger Mountain, Cache Creek, Game Creek or Snow King Mountain areas. All of these areas are starting to gain good color with a wide variety of species in bloom. The lower to mid elevations of Teton Pass have been delightful to explore over the last week as the flowers have begun to show their colors there as well.
Going into late June and early July the bloom should begin to work its way well into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It looks like it should be a good year for those seeking to take in the Western wildflower bloom while touring the area. Guided tours are a great way to gain some in depth knowledge of the area and can make it a pleasure to explore our vast ecosystem. Horseback riding, hiking and biking tours will allow a deeper immersion into this special time of year with a bit more solitude. Slow it down and enjoy what Mother Nature is sharing.