Summer is in full bloom, literally, and you can catch all the stunning colors at this dreamy spot. Albion Basin in Utah lets you explore fields of wildflowers for a magical day under the sun. You can snap stunning photos or wander through the rainbow petals that look like something out of The Wizard Of Oz.
Albion Basin can be found in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.
The area sits in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, a breathtaking area full of excellent trails, scenic drives, and glittering lakes.
The basin itself is known for its wildflower blooms, which make their appearance towards late summer.
Fields of colorful petals stretch across the lush green grasses, and you can either hike or bike the trails throughout.
To reach the Albion Basin trailhead, you can start at the Alta Ski Resort. There is parking at the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge, according to the Utah website.
The site notes that the hike is 3.6 miles out and back and leads you through the rainbow meadows on an easy path.
If you would prefer to bike the scenic pathways, you can enjoy the relaxed 6-mile ride.
The Utah website mentions that the off-road trail is one of the easiest in the area, but there is a high elevation gain to prepare for.
A three-day pass for the mountain range costs $6, so you can enjoy the sights on a budget-friendly adventure.
The website notes there are "dozens" of types of flowers. It feels like you're exploring another world filled with technicolor stems.
You and your favorite person can spend an afternoon under a blue sky surrounded by bright pops of whimsical hues.
Just make sure to tread carefully through the fields to leave them as stunning as they were when you arrived!
After all, with the three-day pass, you might want to come back to visit again and again.
Location: Alta Ski Resort, 10484 E. Little Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, UT
Why You Need To Go: You can explore stunning fields full of technicolor wildflowers at this dreamy destination.
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