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Yampa River Botanic Park

1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-4300
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Beautiful gem in the middle of town

Weird that you have to drive through a residential area to get here, but worth the trip. This is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pet friendly park!

Unusual range of high range, low water plants. Delicately presented but remarkably durable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“core trail” (36 reviews)
“bike path” (19 reviews)
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1000 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
+1 970-879-4300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Weird that you have to drive through a residential area to get here, but worth the trip. This is a nice 45-60 minute walk through, very well done and maintained. It would be nice if they had some additional bench's/ tables around to picnic. Right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusual range of high range, low water plants. Delicately presented but remarkably durable and beautiful.

Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

this park is one of the best kept and most interesting parks we have visited. a small lake awaits you as well as numerous plants and trees. There were quite a few volunteers working this large park and they keep it immaculate. we wish we...More

Thank TexasTravler45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free, real bathrooms, good sculptures, ... The gardens are well tended, with many of the plants labeled. Keep an eye out for hummingbirds and butterflies in/around their specified gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing many varieties of flowers that I can't see at home. Also, the...More

Thank dolphinbreeze16
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanic garden is a pleasant place to go in the summer. Lots of pretty flowers, but don't go near sun down as the mosquitos are out.

1  Thank takalevy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful variety of plants, trees, and flowers. Lots of little trails off the main trail to explore. Kids loved it!

Thank medjen2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but well done gardens. Only complaint is dogs weren't allowed! Not crowded and makes for a nice walk. Free admission and free parking.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 10 year old son and I along with some other friends went tubing on the Yampa River one afternoon. It was great fun! Definitely add this to your "to do" list as well! We rented tubes to float on and the company that rented...More

Thank afrancy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is hidden at the back of a neighborhood and baseball/soccer field. We couldn't believe this place was free. So many sections and beautiful plants. Make sure to grab a map at the entrance. We spent a good 3 hours here. During the summer...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This botanic park is off the main road a few blocks but you would never know it was there. Kinda hard to find, and hidden back beyond a public recreation area with playing fields. Also accessible from the Yampa River Core Trail along the River....More

Thank Karen S
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, we only walked through the Botanic Park, I'd suggest you check directly with them
Linda W
14 July 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
10 July 2016|
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Response from nelsonskis | Reviewed this property |
I believe on a leash