If you're itching for a walkabout and want to get up close with nature's full color palette, hit up Taos, New Mexico.


According to OnlyInYourState.com, when summer rolls around, the place practically shows off with flowers popping out everywhere.

But apparently, if you want to see the best of the best, head over to the Taos Ski Valley.

Here, you'll find the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, and it's massive—like, 20,000 acres massive.

Oh, and it boasts Wheeler Peak, which is basically New Mexico's version of Mount Everest, but at 13,161 feet.

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So, where to strut your stuff?

The Williams Lake Trail is the go-to place for flower fans. It's most hopping between June and October.

A heads-up, though: this isn't some leisurely stroll.

It's tough.

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You'll be climbing nearly 3,000 feet, so maybe skip the morning latte. And if you're thinking of doing the whole thing, clear out 6 hours in your day.

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You can even drag your furbabies along, but keep them on a leash; you're not in a dog park you animal.

Also as you swagger through, you're not just getting an eyeful of flowers.

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The views?

Absolutely killer!

It's no wonder this trail is the talk of the southern Rocky Mountains. And if you're lucky, you might spot Bambi or one of his pals.

Need the deets or other hot spots?

Check out AllTrails.com online or their fancy app.

Oh, and if you're punching the address into your GPS: Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525, USA.

Happy hiking, flower child!

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