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It’s happened again! California has had another wet winter and the Eastern Sierra has received a welcome share of rain in the valleys and snow on the mountains.

And so …

It’s happening again! Spring has sprung and some experts think we may have a super bloom.

Have you heard of the wildflower “super bloom” that happens periodically in the deserts of the southwest? It’s a pretty special event that occurs in spring when conditions have been just right. And this year might be just right … again!

But! You don’t have to wait for a super bloom to visit the Eastern Sierra to see the magic of wildflowers in this vast, untamed, and natural setting. Wildflowers bloom here every year and it is an experience that you can enjoy with the whole family any year, anytime from about early March to late September.

Plan your Eastern Sierra wildflower viewing trip now!

Wildflower Map of the Eastern Sierra

What sets the Eastern Sierra apart from many other desert wildflower regions is its extremes in elevation combined with a diverse geologic environment. It is also the intersection of three major biotic provinces – the Mojave, Great Basin, and Sierra Nevada – with the result that this region has a wide variety of vegetation communities. Thousands of species occur here and many are unique to the Eastern Sierra.

Wildflowers can be seen from the comfort of a vehicle, but viewing is best done on foot. A walk on the wild side of the eastside can be a magical experience. The great variety of flowers offers an opportunity for learning about our natural world in our big backyard. It is a wonderful time for families to get out together to walk, talk, and learn about our amazing natural world.

Visitors to the area can find out what is growing where at a moment’s notice during the growing season – or plan a special trip to see something specific. The latter might require a little flexibility around dates, but plenty of up-to-date information is available from the Bishop Visitor Center. For updated information on the status of the blooms in the area stop in at the Bishop Visitor Center at 690 N. Main St or call (760) 873-8405.

Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at this page about Wildflowers in the Eastern Sierra to get all the info you need on what, why, where, when, who, and how to see the magic of wildflowers in the Eastern Sierra.

And don’t forget that there are so many other wonderful outdoor activities you and your family can do while you’re here. Call us, browse our website, or come into the Visitor Center and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you have the best big backyard experience you could imagine.