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Yampa River Botanic Park

1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-4300
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One of the best spots in Steamboat Springs

A must see! In the summer they offer yoga on their lush green grass several times a week. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamela M
Jupiter, Florida
Beauty in Steamboat Springs

This was a great find. Beautiful even on a cool drizzly Saturday in late September. There is ample... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of the few botanic parks in the state. Free to the public, where visitors can learn about local wildflowers and fauna. Open Spring, Summer and Fall from dawn to dusk. Closed in winter. Amphitheater, available for rent, Core Trail access, drinking fountain and nature/hiking trail. Can be rented for a special event. No pets.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“core trail” (41 reviews)
“bike path” (20 reviews)
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1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see! In the summer they offer yoga on their lush green grass several times a week. A beautiful way to start your day. It's on the bike path too so if you are riding by be sure to check it out, it never...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was a great find. Beautiful even on a cool drizzly Saturday in late September. There is ample parking, since the garden is adjacent to a youth soccer field. It is a slight walk from the parking lot to the garden, but over a level...More

Thank mbotos
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a great place to just kick back relax and enjoy nature. Recommend going in the late spring.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a hidden gem that I would strongly recommend a visit to in the spring or summer. Unfortunately we visited in October after several heavy frosts and most of the flowers were dead or dormant. I hope we get to go back someday in...More

Thank ericulrich1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Learn about some of the native vegetation. Take a book and read in a restful spot! Close to the bike trail and a nice spot to take a break!

Thank Mountainlinnea
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On each of our two trips to Steamboat Springs we have made it a point to visit the park. It is gorgeous, with a nice variety of plants and sculptures surrounding a peaceful pond. On our recent visit on a September morning we were the...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been to few garden around the world, most in larger cities. This one surprised me a bit, mostly since Steamboat Springs is a high mountain town. There were many great displays of what's possible at this elevation.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A quiet restbit filled with botanical treats. It is a good place for a stroll before sunday brunch or after lunch. Just minutes away from town, a level and flat walk for young and old.

Thank mamadavinci2017
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The Yampa River Botanic Park is free and well worth your time. It is located a few blocks from downtown Steamboat Springs. Park your car at the far end of the parking lot from where you enter. The same parking lot is also used by...More

Thank Likesfishing
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I'm a local, and I often bring visitors here. It's an oasis of calm in any season. There's a pretty pond and many varied garden areas. Gardening is not easy in an alpine environment with a short growing season. The staff and volunteers do a...More

Thank tallpinesCO
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25 June 2017|
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Response from SOGChicago | Reviewed this property |
The video says Tues/Thurs/Sats 9am as always..... will have my daughter check it out (she lives there). Thanks, everyone!
Linda W
15 July 2016|
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Response from Craig3210 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2h with a 4 & 7 year old. Lots of interesting things to see and investigate. Adults only would plan for an hour.
Joseph D
11 July 2016|
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Response from nelsonskis | Reviewed this property |
I believe on a leash