Yampa River Botanic Park

Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs: Hours, Address, Yampa River Botanic Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Yampa River Botanic Park
4.5
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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jorgcindy
Fort Myers, FL49 contributions
Family Friendly
Jul 2021
Very well designed and maintained. A Children’s garden, also.
Free, fun, educational family activity.
Beautiful plants, flowers, trees and pond.
Some days there are free concerts. Bring your own chairs.
Written July 22, 2021
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Thank you for the kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Botanic Park and hope you are able to return again soon!
Written July 23, 2021
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Aly Z
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
Gorgeous Flowers and Lovely Pathways
Jul 2021
If you like flowers, this free walk through several different types of gardens is wonderful. Easy walking paths. Take your camera!
Written July 19, 2021
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There are certainly plenty of photo worthy shots to take in the Gardens! Thank you for the kind review and we hope you are able to return to the Gardens again soon as something new blooms everyday!
Written July 23, 2021
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jack14252015
Long Beach, NY16 contributions
Serenity
Jul 2021
What a lovely spot. Beautiful flowers, interesting landscapes. Nice walk along the river. A worthwhile experience.
Written July 17, 2021
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We are pleased you found our little oasis hidden in the middle of Steamboat Springs! We hope you can return to the Botanic Park soon.
Written July 23, 2021
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Barbara R.
Steamboat Springs, CO5 contributions
Relaxing stroll through a diverse and beautiful park
Jul 2021
I love riding my bike to the Botanic Park at different times of the summer to see the flowers and plants. There is so much diversity and variety, something is blooming and growing at all times.
Written July 15, 2021
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Barbara, we are pleased you have somewhere special to ride your bike to and that you are able to witness the Gardens as they change almost daily! Thank you for the kind review.
Written July 23, 2021
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Sharon S
Meade, KS87 contributions
Nice place for a smaller town
Jul 2021
I enjoyed walking around the botanic park and checking out the signs on all the plants. It was also nice that they have a lot of benches and a map of the park. The flowers were okay, nothing like the one in Denver, but much better than not having a relaxing area like this in town.
Written July 14, 2021
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Thank you for the kind review.
Written July 23, 2021
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ron S
Alamosa, CO562 contributions
Beautiful unexpected Spot in Steamboat
Jul 2021 • Couples
A bit hidden off the beaten track but a wonderful garden Divided by color or soil or season. A must see in Steamboat in the Spring, Summer or Fall. Its free but they do take donations
Written July 6, 2021
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Thank you for the kind review! We are happy you found our hidden gem and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written July 7, 2021
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Louise M
Castle Rock, CO2,653 contributions
Absolutely one of the best things in Steamboat!
Jul 2021
This has become not just a must-see in Steamboat, but a destination! We drove from Granby for the day just to see the gardens. It was great to see Jeff Morehead again; he has one of the largest gardens in the park, and was the first volunteer when they opened. All of the gardens there are well maintained and full of bees, butterflies and other wildlife. The varieties of flora are vast, and every individual's garden is unique, most with some sort of theme, like color, rose or fairy garden. The pond in the center is a great place to bring a picnic. Restrooms are clean and accessible.
Written July 3, 2021
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Louise, thank you so much for the positive and kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you plan to return soon as the Gardens change daily. There's always something new to see and smell at the Botanic Park! Have a great day!
Written July 5, 2021
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bolla1
Saint Louis, MO79 contributions
Unique little volunteer managed botanic garden
Jun 2021
An early morning walk through this small, well designed botanic garden was something I could do again and again. Native flowers nicely displayed in several different gardens, good walking paths and a lake that provides marvelous reflections for a photographer all make for a wonderful way to start the day
Written June 29, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting the Gardens and for the kind review! We hope you are able to visit YRBP again soon!
Written July 5, 2021
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Victoria T
10 contributions
Wonderful place to visit
Jun 2021
Great little botanical garden. Different flower beds and great place to chill during the hot summer day. Very serine and beautiful. And it's totally free!
Written June 20, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Botanic Park! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return again soon!
Written June 29, 2021
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sojouner2
Phoenix, AZ394 contributions
Wonderful surprise
Jun 2021
I didn’t expect much out of this garden and was I surprised. It was beautiful and so well maintained. We visited at a perfect time to see so much in bloom. If you happen to visit Steamboat Springs during the summer, don’t miss it.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the Botanic Park and for your kind review. We are happy you found this hidden gem in the center of Steamboat Springs and hope you are able to return again soon!
Written June 29, 2021
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