Hasley Pass Hike Wildflowers (25 July 2014)

(Last Updated On: August 19, 2014)

It’s no secret that Hasley Pass is one of my favorite hikes ever. This time of year, not only do you get spectacular views off the top, but you also wander through fields and fields of wildflowers along the way. It’s a hard hike to beat, especially for the distance.

Last week, I headed back to Hasley for the first time this year, knowing that the wildflowers would be prime. I grabbed Eddie the Wonder Dog once again, and we headed out for another scenic outdoor adventure to see some wildflowers on the Hasley Pass hike.

The path opens up to wildflowers about a half-mile up the trail. I found the fields to be abundant with Columbine, more than I’d ever seen before.
Columbine near Crested Butte, CO

The Columbine were scattered amidst Aspen Sunflowers.
Aspen sunflowers and columbine near Crested Butte, CO

The Paintbrush added a nice red hue to mix with the Sunflowers.
Hasley Pass wildflowers


The Monumuent Plants (or Green Gentians) are blooming strong this year. These amazing plants live for an average of 30 to 40 years before actually flowering.
Monument flower, or Green Gentian near Hasley Pass, Crested Butte

Hasley Pass Wildflowers

Occasional Larkspur rounded out the spectrum.
Larkspur near Crested Butte, CO

So many beautiful wildflowers, it was distracting, and almost numbing to the senses.
Hasley Pass hike wildflowers

Hasley Pass hike wildflowers

The trail was overgrown with wildflowers.
Hasley pass hiking trail with wilflowers

Fields of wildflowers with Galena in the background.
Hasley pass hike wildflowers & Galena

Lupine & paintbrush creating a rainbow of colors.
Lupine & paintbrush on Hasley Pass Hike

Hasley pass hike wildflowers with Galena

Treasury also makes a scenic backdrop for the amazing wildflowers on this hike.
Hasley Pass hike wildflowers with Treasury

As I climbed upward and moved into alpine tundra, the foliage began to change. King’s crown.
King's crown near Crested Butte

How can something so soft and gentle live in such a harsh environment?
Paintbrush near Crested Butte, CO

Looking toward West Maroon Pass.
West Maroon Pass

The majestic Maroon Peak pears over Frigid Air Pass.
South Maroon behind Frigid Air as seen from the Hasley Pass hike

View back towards where I came.
Hasley Pass hike

Some views never get old – like this one from the top of Hasley Pass. Snowmass, Hagarman, and Siberia simply look amazing from here.
view of Snowmass from Hasley Pass.

Me and my hiking buddy.
Eddy the dog & Brittany Konsella on top of Hasley Pass

After enjoying a bit of time on the pass, I began heading back down, following my return path, and enjoying the views the whole way. Baldy towering over fields of wildflowers.
Baldy with wildflowers on the Hasley pass hike

Hasley Pass hike wildflowers

Let’s finish this off with a bunch of smiling sunflowers….
Aspen sunflowers on the Hasley Pass Hike

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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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