Named for Charles Parry, the famous collector of western plants, these bright magenta blooms are common in the early summer in wet environments. Parry first observed these flowers in 1861 “near the headwaters of Clear Creek” Colorado. The showy blooms might catch your eye but don’t bother touching these flowers, the slightest touch will release a putrid odor from the oils in the leaves.
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Don't get caught off guard with a stinky, itchy, or thorny plants! Explore the backcountry with an expert guide who knows almost as much about flowers as he does about the trail! Click here to see a detailed schedule of the trails we're traversing this summer and fall.
2017 Full Day Hikes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (6/6 – 9/1)
Tuesdays & Fridays (9/5 – 10/31)
2017 Family Hikes (6/8-10/5)
Summer Hikes: Thursdays | 9:00am – 1:00pm (6/8-8/31)
Fall Color Hikes: Wednesday & Thursdays | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (9/6-10/5)