Little Blanco Trail features enormous Continental Divide views and opportunity for wildflower viewing all along the way. The full trail is 8.3 miles long but the pictures below are from just the first 2.5 miles from Nipple Mountain Road (Forest Road 665). The first two miles are strait up the mountain but once you complete the initial rigorous climb the trail levels out until you climb again at the South San Juan Wilderness sign.
My brother and I got a late start (3 pm) so we started hiking back down at the Wilderness sign and it was a good thing because it was getting dark by time we returned to the car. But the hike was incredible and I highly recommend it. We saw enormous amounts of wildflowers and the views are enormous.