Mount Terrill Flower Garden
Forest: Fishlake National Forest
District: Richfield Ranger District
Description: The Mt. Terrill Guard Station is located in Sevier County about 30 miles east southeast of Richfield, Utah. At about 10,000 ft. in elevation the whole 7-mile valley is a nice area to beat the summer heat.
Viewing Information: Over 50 forbs can be seen in flower at one time in a very small geographic area west of the Guard Station. Flowering is between early July and early August. Peak flowering varies from year to year. There is no need to prepare for an arduous activity as one can drive to the site in most vehicles. The 7-mile road is paved. This provides even easier access to the site.
Safety First: Hiking at these high elevations can be strenuous. It is recommended that you don’t go alone if you wish to hike among the flowers.
If you’re looking for the drive-through approach to wildflowers, check out the Mt. Terrill Flower Garden in Fish Lake National Park. You can see an amazing number of blossoms (called ‘forbs,’ if you’re on your wildflower A-game) with minimal effort: drive to the Mt. Terrill guard station, and hop out to hike around in the flowers up close.