Update 4/26/21: Most of the trees downtown Carson City have bloomed but the Desert Peach bushes are brightening up our hillsides and mountains, really showcasing our “where the desert meets the mountains” claim.
Here’s some great hikes to see the blooming hill sides:
- Ash Canyon – Sprinkled everywhere
- C-Hill – park off of McKay Ct and 5th Street or really anywhere on C-Hill right now. Another great parking spot is behind Greenhouse Garden Center on Rhodes Street.
- Carson River Park – Hike back to the Mexican Dam. You’ll be in a sea of sage brush, but once back at the dam there’s lots of desert peach blooming.
Spring has most definitely sprung in Carson City. We’re going to need to run, not walk, to see these beautiful spring blossoms because we’re in peak bloom here in Carson City and there’s only a couple days left to get your dose of dose of spring magic. Below are some of the best places to get your fix.
1 ) The Capitol Grounds & The Legislature
Well, there’s only one tree that blossoms turn pink in front of the Capitol building, but the real magic is in front of the Legislature building multiple trees are full of pink and white blossoms for the best instagrammable moment.
2) Around McFadden Plaza & Down Carson Street
The area across the street from the Legislature building is McFadden Plaza, home of the beautiful historic St. Charles Hotel and The Fox Brewpub and an array of wonderful other restaurants and businesses, the entire block around the plaza, especially 3rd & Curry Street has trees in bloom as well. If you’re driving or up for a walk, the white blooms will put a smile on your face all the way to the Nevada State Museum to the North.
3) Winnie Street
Head up Carson Street to the North and hang a left on Winnie Street for beautiful sidewalks lined with neon pink. This area is usually the last to blossom but one of the most worthy to see.
4) College Avenue
White and pinks line the road of College Avenue north of town. Put on a good tune, roll down the windows and just have yourself a moment.
5) Almost Anywhere
The 3 mentioned above are the easiest to get to and see but this time of year you’ll be sure to see blossoms sprinkled all throughout our Historic West Side along the Kit Carson Trail and throughout the city. We hope you enjoy the scenery and maybe stop for a bite in between the sights. We hope you follow the colors.
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