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.
The lottery for the 2014 Wildflower Tours is now closed. We plan on conducting the lottery by April 18. Good luck to all those who entered.
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.