As the Front Range goes from high temperatures to snow within the next 24 hours and the high country will see more significant accumulation, May weather can be a rollercoaster in the Rocky Mountain region. Despite the snow, it’s no secret that May can also be a beautiful time at higher elevations, like at Pass Creek Ranch in Summit County, Colorado.
May Blooms at Pass Creek Ranch
While skiers are getting their last run of the season in, spring run-off gives way to some beautiful wildflowers in the high country. For the wildflower enthusiast or photographer, peak times to see these blooms in Summit County will be over the next 10 days. As we dream of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine this weekend, take a gander at some of the beautiful May blossoms on Pass Creek Ranch, a Colorado mountain ranch for sale:
The flowers are the Pasqueflower (from the tulip family): red Indian paintbrush; yellow arrowhead balsamroot, and the purple Lupine. The private waterfall is within the adjoining National Forest along Pasture Creek, about 1/2 mile north along a trail from the ranch. According to the owners, guests of the ranch enjoy picnic lunches near the waterfall.