DENVER — Summer is coming to a close, but the sunflowers are in full bloom across Colorado!
One of the best places in the state to see sunflowers are the expansive fields right outside Denver International Airport.
According to Emily Williams, spokesperson for DIA, "The airport leases about 16,000 acres of land to farmers who grow wheat, millet, sunflowers and corn."
Look but don't touch!
The land on which these beautiful sunflowers grow is private property, owned by the airport and leased by the farmer who plants the crop. Touching the flowers, walking in the fields, or even taking sunflower heads for souvenirs (a problem farmers have had in the past), is not allowed.
Remember, sunflowers are the crop of the farmer and they rely on that profit to feed their families. You are allowed to pull up and park on the road outside the fields to take pictures.
How to get there:
From Denver, take I-70 east to Peña Blvd, just like you would to DIA. From Peña, exit on 56th ave going east.
After a few miles on 56 ave, turn left (north) on Imboden road and drive until you see the fields. The best views are on Imboden Road between 56th and 104th street.