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Yampa River Botanic Park

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Address: 1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: +1 970-879-4300
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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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A beautiful place to walk and admire the excellent gardens

We drove here and found the car park beside the recreation grounds. It was first thing in the morning on a fairly cold September day. The gardens are beautiful even in September... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove here and found the car park beside the recreation grounds. It was first thing in the morning on a fairly cold September day. The gardens are beautiful even in September and we found the range of flowers still in bloom at this high altitude to be amazing. It is a very tranquil place to explore and since it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The park is located through a fairly residential street and there is a large parking lot near the entrance. There is no entrance fee although a donation is suggested. I understand the park to be run largely by volunteers and the staff we met were very knowledgable about the varieties of trees and plants on show. There are several distinct... More 

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Thank Gill68
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A much wider variety of flowers and plants than I expected. Many wonderful colors, and a pond. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the scenery.

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Thank Michael M
Wray, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful! It was a nice walk around. The fall colors were gorgeous! Would be a fun place to have a picnic!

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Thank abracelin2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Our group of four loved this lovely botanic park. A great place for exploring and enjoying. We saw it in the fall but it looked like it could take you spring through fall!

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Thank TahoeWoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is very beautiful and relaxing. In the summer they have live music during the day. Nice for a picnic and a stroll

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is a cool place to stop and look around while on the River Core Trail. Lots of plants and a pond to spend some time looking around and taking a few pictures.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Walked 4.1 miles round trip from our hotel on 11th street and Lincoln Ave to this garden via a well marked and paved trail. While the walk and trail were pleasant, crossing the Yampa river multiple times, it wasn't as scenic a walk as we've been experiencing with our daily hikes in Colorado. The gardens themselves were very nice, well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The botanical Garden was resplendent in the yellow and Browns of autumn. Most of the flowers were gone after a couple of 20* nights but it was still beautiful set against the bluest sky I'd ever seen

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a nice stroll if the weather is nice. Entrance the park is free and it takes about an hour or so to walk (slowly to enjoy) through it. Very beautiful landscapes, well kept, some flowers I hadn't seen before - I live in CO. I'd recommend it for a quick stop.

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