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Yampa River Botanic Park

Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: 970-879-4300
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Type: Gardens, Ski & snowboard areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a beautiful park with many different plants. Great place for picnics with lunch time concerts and outdoor theatre.

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steamboat springs co
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No entrance fee for this serene, beautiful, intimate, and conveniently located park off the core trail that follows along the Yampa River. This Botanic Park has water fountains, public restrooms, running water features, a pond with lotus lilies, sculptures, morning Yoga on the green offered a few times a week during the summer for a donation and so much more....too... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Kept beautiful by many volunteers. Fauna at such hights is fascinating and dramatic. The winding pathway draws you to every unique display. Perfect for all ages and capabilities. A short walking distance to stream and town and adjacent to the bike path. You might not drive to Steamboat just to see this but while there it should not be missed!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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320 reviews 320 reviews
208 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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258 reviews 258 reviews
76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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