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Yampa River Botanic Park

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Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: 970-879-4300
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A six acre gem of ponds, berms, and over 40 gardens. It is one of the...

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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Lovely Way to Relax

A stroll through the Botanic Park is a lovely way to relax and disconnect. I love letting the winding paths lead me to different gardens, through little forests, up and down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
petersse
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Colorado
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Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stroll through the Botanic Park is a lovely way to relax and disconnect. I love letting the winding paths lead me to different gardens, through little forests, up and down hills on hidden trails to secret places. This is a free park with access either by road or from the Yampa River Core Trail (access on Foot or bike).... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this treasure as we biked along the Yampa River. Every step and corner is filled with beauty. If you appreciate nature, this is a must.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a short walk around this garden. You can tell how much work goes into it. About the nearest you can get to an 'English Country Garden' in America. We were quite late in the season and some of the plants were past their best but thats gardening for you!!

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Bellvue, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We visited Steamboat for an overnight and visited the Botanic Garden in the AM before leaving for the south. Got here on the Yampa River Trail from our motel. Very nice even in the late fall/early winter. It must be spectacular in the spring.

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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

There is no charge for the gardens. They do have a donation box at entrance. Place is very well kept and nicely arranged. We go to all gardens in areas we travel to and this is not the greatest, but I Would recommend going as it is a beautiful place to walk through. They have a large pond with green... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This park is a gem. With miles of trails spanning the rivers edge this place is walking biking and running heaven. Stunning scenery.

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Iowa City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a very nice place. Impressive collection of plant materials that can survive in this area. Very well cared for by volunteers. Peaceful spot to get away from the bustle of town.

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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This wonderful little park is very convenient to downtown Steamboat Springs - just across the Yampa River near Emerald Park. The layout is magical and the flower beds are wonderfully maintained. There are benches to rest and enjoy the environment. There is a free map that shows you all the areas and what is planted there. It's amazing to have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This botanic park is very small, but it is quite cute. We went in the early afternoon on a Saturday, and practically had it all to ourselves. Kids played around the pond for almost an hour. The best part, it is free!

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Thank cxrcyf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Botanic Park is just off US 40, near downtown. It is a quiet, free and interesting place that can be walked in its entirety in well under an hour. Suggest this as a good refresh/recharge spot if the shopping and hubbub get to be too much for you.

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