Wasatch Wildflower Festival- Alta

A celebration of the amazing wildflowers of the Wasatch Front...

Alta Chamber and Visitors Bureau Announces Alta Wasatch Wildflower Festival 2014

Discover Alta, Alta, Utah’s Chamber and Visitors Bureau, is pleased to announce the 2014 Wasatch Wildflower Festival, set to take place July 25, 26, and 27, with a stop in Alta on Saturday, July 26. This annual celebration of the Wasatch Mountains and the diversity of its ecosystem takes place during the peak of the summer flower season, one of the most beautiful times to visit Alta, Utah and the surrounding mountains.

Make it an Alta experience! Check out the summer lodging options for the festival weekend, and the weekend dining options in Alta!

The Wildflower Festival kicks off on Friday, July 25, with three days of wildflower hikes for all abilities and ages. This annual festival provides a fun way for locals and visitors to learn about the wide variety of wildflowers found in the Wasatch Mountains and how to take care of this precious resource.

Guided hikes depart each day starting at 9am, and hikers have the choice of three different trail levels, including beginner, beginner/intermediate, and advanced. Difficulty ratings are based on trail difficulty and length of the hike. Hikes include wildflower discussions and will follow a gentle pace to allow for plenty of wildflower viewing. Live music will set the tone on the 26th in Alta from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

The Wasatch Wildflower Festival is collaboration between the non-profit Alta Community Enrichment, the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, and the Snowbird Renaissance Center, along with support from Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Solitude Ski Area, Brighton Ski Area, and The U.S. Forest Service.

The Wasatch Wildflower Festival also offers events for children; with kids wildflower hikes each day (adult supervision is required), which include interactive wildflower activities and wildflower education geared for the little ones. Saturday, July 26 features kids art activities from 9am to 12pm. 

Snacks, beverages and Alta souvenirs are available for purchase at the Albion Grill.

Staggered wildflower walks each day will depart as the groups fill up. Festival attendees should bring water, snacks, proper footwear, and layers for hiking at altitude. The wildflower hikes will take place on a variety of terrain on Alta Ski Area, Solitude, and Brighton, and hikers will visit lakes, streams, meadows, and even cross over ski runs—some walks will involve taking a chairlift or tram.

Take a look at the Wasatch Wildflower Festival schedule, here.

The Alta Wasatch Wildflower Festival is a one of the premier Alta summer events each year and is not to be missed. Hikers of all abilities and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind will enjoy a chance to hike during peak wildflower season, celebrate the Wasatch wildflowers and revel in the beauty that is Alta, Utah. 

Alta's Albion Basin Shuttle, a free service provided by the Town of Alta, operates on weekends and holidays.

For more information about summertime adventures in Alta, take a look here!