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Yampa River Botanic Park

Closed Now: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Lovely garden

We happened upon this place by chance. You drive thru a little neighborhood to get to it. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Houston, Texas
Good Free Activity in Steamboat

Went to the Botanic Park to watch a free Shakespeare in the Park performance that we saw in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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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...more
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1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-4300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We happened upon this place by chance. You drive thru a little neighborhood to get to it. The setup is perfect. Plenty of park benches should you want to sit and enjoy. All of the plants are identified by plaques. Very well maintained. Great side...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank timv0960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Botanic Park to watch a free Shakespeare in the Park performance that we saw in the local paper while we were in town. Decided to go back to the park again the following day to experience the park itself. It's a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OxAndAxe
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a small park, with a wide variety of plants in a lovely setting. Parking is convenient, and there is no charge. It should be part of anyone's visit to Steamboat Springs. It is also adjacent to the Yampa River Core Trail, which makes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank doobiepapa
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Had to revisit the park while vacationing here again 2yrs later. Found most of the plants and flowers past peak but foliage still abound. Tranquil park free, just donations if you wish. Park an walk-in. Never crowded unless a school decides to visit during the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Not much blooming in mid-October, but a calm, serene, level, pretty walk in a sunny afternoon. Enjoyed the labels for plants (even though mist were done for the season) and well-placed benches for viewing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dragonfly202
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Went here with wife to get a quiet retreat for an hour and found just that. The garden is very nice and included lots of blooming flowers and hummingbirds in the middle of summer. While not huge, you can spend a while here taking your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EagleRockMike
Reviewed October 17, 2018

What a treat, go for a bike ride and stop to enjoy or walk the broad trails and see native Coloradan plants and trees identified. Meditation spots, broad lawns, ponds, rocks, and 'secret' trails tucked in among the trees. Beautiful and well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gurgi89
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Yampa river botanic park is a Beautiful place, small but clean and very nice. Autumn view was amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T5045QGnataliam
Reviewed October 2, 2018

What a lovely experience we had here! The park is beautiful with a large parking lot for easy access. We did an enjoyable self guided tour (followed the brochure) around the garden. We were there at the end of September so there was not many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tattersall_12
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Was ok. It’s free so nice little walk around. I’d imagine it would be a lot prettier in the summer months!

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from SOGChicago | Reviewed this property |
The video says Tues/Thurs/Sats 9am as always..... will have my daughter check it out (she lives there). Thanks, everyone!
Linda W
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Craig3210 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2h with a 4 & 7 year old. Lots of interesting things to see and investigate. Adults only would plan for an hour.
Joseph D
July 10, 2016|
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I believe on a leash