We kicked off our new YouTube channel with the 31 Day Flower Drawing Challenge and starting today we’ll be bringing you new videos every Thursday. Ye haw! For this first one, I wanted to do something a bit more casual, something where it’s just you and me going on adventures. Something where I can just eat a PBJ in front of you and we’re still friends (doesn’t that sound enticing!?). I’m calling these Lars Adventures and for this first one we’re hitting the trails and looking for the mysterious poppy fields of Alpine, Utah.
I’ve heard about these poppy fields for a few years now, but no one had ever been able to tell me how to get there or when it was. We got a more solid lead that the poppies were in fact in bloom and were on their way out so now was our chance. We got some vague directions and headed out.
I now have this idea that I want to find extraordinary flower fields throughout the world. Ha! No, but I’m serious. So, if you have any tips on where to go, please let me know in the comments! I want to take you with me on these adventures!
Getting to the poppy fields
The poppy field is located in Alpine, Utah. It took us a few attempts to get there even though we more or less had specific instructions on how to get there. I’d suggest doing the following:
I’ve been told that it’s illegal to park right by the poppy fields (Option B in the map below), but you would never know that based on the amount of cars that were parked there. There are no signs to indicate that it’s illegal so…you’re on your own for that. If you’d prefer not to risk it or you don’t have a car that can handle dirt roads, I’d suggest parking on Country Manor Drive or at the LDS Church building at 1125 N Alpine Blvd, Alpine, UT 84004 (option A below).
Here’s a map. Follow the teal arrows to get to the spot.
Turning from Country Manor Drive, it will look as if the road is blocked, but keep going as the road turns sharply right and continues up. I drive a little sedan that is not equipped for dirt roads. If you’re in a 4 wheel drive, you’ll be totally fine. Though my car is fine, it wasn’t a totally comfortable ride.
When to visit the poppy fields
Poppies are typically an early spring bloomer, but these ones are still in bloom right now (early June). I’d say late May/early June would be prime.
As for what time of day to visit, photographers will dominate dusk time. At the time the poppies are in bloom this will be between 7:30-8:30pm. If you don’t care about taking pictures go at any time, preferably before then as there are A LOT of photographers. Think families getting their portraits, bridal sessions, and DIY bloggers :). I went another time early in the morning at around 7:30am and not a single soul was there. It was magical.
I’d love to hear if you have any requests for what you’d like to see on the YouTube channel. Or if you have any flower field suggestions. I’m compiling a list of all the floral wonders of the world and dream of hitting them all. Leave me your thoughts!
Photos by Brittany Jepsen and Anna Killian