Spring is right around the corner and that means you'll soon be able to get your flower fix. If you're scoping out some spots for your next posy shoot, we've got you covered. This list will take you to some of the best places to see wildflowers in Arizona.
From ogling golden poppies and bright marigolds to flowering cacti, there's an abundance of beauty to be found in the desert.
You might have heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers" but in the desert, the saying goes "February showers make March wildflowers."
If you're visiting areas in northern Arizona, it's possible to spot blooms as late as May due to the higher elevation and extra rainfall.
Some flowers you might be able to see include primrose, poppies, bluebells, and more. They make a perfect backdrop for photos with your BFFs.
Before you go, we recommend checking the park's website for current weather conditions. Just be sure to not trample or remove flowers as it can prevent them from blooming the following year.
Are you ready for an epic adventure?
Red Rock State Park
Price: $7 per person (aged 14 years and older)
When: May through mid-June
Address: 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ
Why You Need To Go: The 286-acre nature preserve has stunning red rock views, green meadows, and various flowering blooms.
Picacho Peak State Park
Price: $7 per vehicle for up to four people
Address: 15520 Picacho Peak Rd, Picacho, AZ
Why You Need To Go: You can hike trails up the mountain and encounter fields of vibrant wildflowers.
Saguaro National Park
Price: $25 per vehicle for a weekly pass
When: Late May through July
Address: 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ
Why You Need To Go: The tall Saguaro cacti features a stunning white flower in late May through July.
Lost Dutchman State Park
Price: $10 per vehicle for up to four people October through May
Address: 6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
Why You Need To Go: After a successful year of rainfall, you'll be able to gaze at a sea of blazing colored blooms.
Price: Free additional fees may apply for specific activities
When: Late spring
Address: 9300 N Snow Bowl Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
Why You Need To Go: With many trails and open meadows, this spot features some of the best wildflowers ever.
Catalina State Park
Price: $7 per vehicle up to four people
When: Late spring
Address: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This 5,500-acre park has a variety of hiking trails where you can see desert flowers and wildlife.
Price: $8 per vehicle for a daily pass
When: Early to late Spring
Address: 20808 E Bartlett Dam Rd., Carefree, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This lake is 48-miles from Phoenix and features an array of blooms and stunning ocotillo cacti with red flowers.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment, and do not remove or trample flowers. It can prevent them from blooming the following year.