Once again, its high country flower season in the San Juans. The unbroken expanses of alpine tundra sprawling across the hills is host to a fragile community of colorful flora. And with this springs heavy moisture, the array is dizzying. Heres a look at a few gems not to be missed.

A macroscopic view of a Bistort flower. The ever-popular Indian paintbrush in magenta. Rock primrose reaches toward the sun along the Continental
Divide Trail. A patch of kings crown grows along the Continental Divide near
Silverton. Small patches of tundra catch the evening rays. A closer look at the succulent Kings Crown.