UP IN LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON -- ABOVE SNOWBIRD, IN MINERAL BASIN -- THE MOUNTAINS ARE EXPLODING WITH COLORFUL WILDFLOWERS THIS SUMMER.

HUNDREDS OF HIKERS VISITED OVER THE WEEKEND, DURING THE ANNUAL 'WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL.'

GUIDE REBECCA SEARS SAYS, IF YOU MISSED THAT EVENT... YOU CAN STILL ENJOY MOTHER NATURE'S PAINTBRUSH ON YOUR OWN.

THE COTTONWOOD CANYONS FOUNDATION SAYS, COOLER TEMPERATURES -- AT 11-THOUSAND FEET -- HELP THE FLOWERS THRIVE, THIS TIME OF YEAR... AND ALSO MAKE THEM MORE COMFORTABLE TO VISIT.

THE WILDFLOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN FULL BLOOM, THROUGH LABOR DAY.