This is my favorite time to photograph wildflowers on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Cliff Rose is between bloom and seeding plumes all along the rim with Indian paintbrush and snakeweed. The rabbit brush is peaking at Desert View and will be blooming all September until the end of monsoon. The 10 miles south of Tusayan have carpets of sunflowers and rabbit brush in the forests – take some of the dirt roads for the best views.

Desert View rabbit brush

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