I just finished editing images from a mid-July trip to Ouray, Silverton, and Durango Colorado in search of fun, flowers, and scenery. We went last year as well but the flowers were spectacular this year. These images are all from this trip.
My favorite spot both last year and this for wildflowers is Governor Basin. American Basin is second. The highly touted Yankee Boy basin would be third. The first two require a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle (and I mean it!). Careful drivers might be able to negotiate Yankee Boy basin with in all-wheel drive car with reasonable clearance.
My previous post was on Governor Basin. This one is on American Basin.
American Basin, San Yuan Mountains, Columbines