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Yampa River Botanic Park

Open Now: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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This is a small park, with a wide variety of plants in a lovely setting. Parking is convenient, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to revisit the park while vacationing here again 2yrs later. Found most of the plants and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert P
North Haverhill, New Hampshire
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“core trail”(47 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Dragonfly202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank EagleRockMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Natalia M
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

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!

Thank JaimeR2359
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Visited in mid September and the gardens and blooms were amazing. I wasn't expecting much in the way of blooms as fall was already here, but the gardens were full of blooms and very impressive and beautiful. Easy walk and good tree and plant identifications.

Thank Themeanbean
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This was a beautiful Park - for this time of year. Earlier would have been spectacular. Lots of tings to see.

Thank Rhondy50
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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