By Julie Trevelyan

Springtime plus rains equals fantastic wildflower blooms in the desert. A recent mountain biking trip to the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park yielded bounteous blooms, with the promise of many more soon to come. Here’s a sampling of the flower color bursts so common, yet also so breathtakingly unexpected, to the Utah desert lands.











Whipple’s Fishhook Cactus







































Cliff Rose













Primrose (at the base of a yucca)






















Written by Julie Trevelyan.

Julie TrevelyanJulie is a freelance writer and wilderness guide in southern Utah. She especially enjoys books, coffee, yoga, wild country, horses, and dark chocolate.