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Yampa River Botanic Park

1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970-879-4300
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Type: Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado...
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Type: Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A bike ride led us to the Botanical garden. Blooms and butterflies were abundant, with secret winding paths to explore. Perfect for a quick stroll, or one when more time is available. Enjoyed the signs which taught the names of the plants. Lovely place to sit and chat if time allows.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Park your bike at the Botanical gardens bike rack right on the steamboat springs 4 mile bike path along the river. well designed layout of gardens with views, ponds and unique plants. Free, bathrooms, picnic tables. One of our favorite spots in Steamboat in summer, spring and fall.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are in Steamboat Springs this is worth an hour or two of your time. There is a diverse display of plants and shrubs which will excite any gardener. You can also exit to the river and take an extended stroll beyond the park. See more pics here; waynelr.smugmug.com/Travel/Colorado/Steamboat-2014/

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Grandview, Missouri, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A nice place to visit, and doesn't take very much time. Beautiful and peaceful. I bit challenging to find, but if you go to the Visitors Center, they'll give you directions.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Probably not the best time as not many flower out and heaps of leaves on the ground. However nice to see a variety of garden beds and peaceful ponds

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Yampa River Botanic Park is a gem just off the core trail. It is an oasis of flowers and vegetation that is lush and growing as they are continually adding new sections to it. It is a very pleasant attraction so add it to your list!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This hidden treasure was nearby our Legacy Vacation Resorts-Hilltop location. Very nice level walking tour of many native Colorado plants, shrubs and trees in a restful setting. Don't miss it!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful garden is well maintained, lots of different flowers and trees. Easy to walk around and enjoy the privacy. They also have special music events in the summer as well as classes for yoga and meditation. No bikes are allowed inside. But you have bike stations at both entrances. Very wide paths paved in crushed rock.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For several summers we rode bicycle along the Yampa Core Trail and we never bothered to stop in to the botanical park. From the outside it appears smallish, and honestly I thought, oh, that's nice someone planted some flowers in a park. NOw we know we were missing out! This park looks like it is small until you enter the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

A pond, trees and flowers arranged along winding paths. Labels and more labels identifying the trees and flowers. Benches populate the area to provide resting spots. And the best restrooms I have ever experienced in an outdoor site. P.S. Compost area

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