Wildflower Tours


Wildflowers on the Monument

The Hanford Reach National Monument, like many deserts, is remakably colorful in the spring and early summer. The rains and snows of winter and spring bring hundreds of species of flowering plants to life, painting the desert with whites, yellows, purples, blues and even some reds. Big and showy are the lupine and balsamroot, but a closer examination of the landscape shows the subtle colors of Piper's daisy and a wide variaety of lomatiuams.

NEW PHOTO GALLERIES! We've got most of the wildflowers you can find on the Monument in Photo Galleries on the main Monument web site. Just FOLLOW THIS LINK to get there.

2014 Tours

The lottery for the 2014 Wildflower Tours is over.

For those who did draw spaces, the morning tours start at 9:00 a.m. and leave from Horn Rapids County Park. The afternoon tours start at 1:00 p.m. and also leave from Horn Rapids County Park. All tours are 3 hours. Please see the Tour Information page for a map.