Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wildflower Festival - July 29, 30 & 31

Alta is home to more than 300 varieties of wildflowers that typically reach their peak in late July.  A brilliant carpet of color spreads across the meadows and hills of the Cottonwood Canyons, especially in Albion Basin at Alta. Each year the Cottonwoods Canyon Foundation puts together a Wildflower Festival to share viewing the wildflowers as well as identifying them.  The three-day festival includes hikes for different level hikers as well as shorter walks. 
Stop in for Saturday lunch or Sunday Brunch and enjoy the peak of wildflower season!

The day's events at Alta are as follows:
 

Saturday, July 30th  (Entry 2, Albion Grill)

Beginner Walks
    • Lower Albion Meadows Trail
    • Walk takes place along gentle terrain along base area, through willows, meadows and along stream side to allow for excellent variety of wetland wildflowers and other species.
    • About 1 hour
    • 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    • Hikes depart as groups fill.
Intermediate Wildflower Walks
    • Albion Meadows Trail at a gentle grade. This walk allows for wonderful variety of flowers blooming in habitats including meadows, shaded spruce-fir stands, nears streams, and sunny, rocky slopes.
    • About 1 1⁄2 hours.
    • 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    • Hikes depart as groups fill.


Advanced Walk
    • Twin Lakes Pass trail. Trail is very steep and rocky in sections.
    • North-facing slopes allow for wildflower viewing through a variety of habitats. About 1 ½ hours.
    • 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    • Hikes depart as groups fill.


Kids Wildflower Walks
    • Walks along the base designed with kids in mind, fun and interactive wildflower activities along the way! Discover what wildflowers need to grow!  We’ll look for wildflowers and wildlife of Albion Basin.
    • Approximately 45 minutes
    • 9:30am and 10:30am
    • Kids walks depart as groups fill. Kids should be accompanied by an adult.
    • Ongoing Art and Entertainment activities at base from 9 am – 12 pm


Live Music by Bobo of the Weekenders
    • 8:30am-12:30pm

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