Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs

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Relax in a tranquil, well-tended botanical garden abundant with colorful plants and flowers at Yampa River Botanic Park. You can visit the garden between dawn and dusk, from spring until the first heavy snow. The garden sits at an altitude of 2,100 m (6,800 ft) near the Yampa River, with the two-month long frost-free growing season arguably the best time to visit, as summer is dry and sunny, and winters get extremely cold with heavy snows. Sit and enjoy the atmosphere at the pond in the center of the park, then take a closer look at each of the clearly labeled plants. With our international travel planner, Steamboat Springs attractions like Yampa River Botanic Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was a great find. Beautiful even on a cool drizzly Saturday in late September. There is ample parking, since the garden is adjacent to a youth soccer field. It is a slight walk from the parking l...  more »
  • This was a great place to just kick back relax and enjoy nature. Recommend going in the late spring.  more »
  • This is a hidden gem that I would strongly recommend a visit to in the spring or summer. Unfortunately we visited in October after several heavy frosts and most of the flowers were dead or dormant. I ...  more »
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  • Lovely little gem tucked in between river and parks! Well done displays with lots of interesting plants and fun little trails all over. And totally free! Fun excursion during the adjacent lacrosse tournament for which we were in town.
  • What a beautiful park! It is completely free to walk around and look at the different gardens. It is definitely worth the time to stop here, especially if you love flowers.
  • Such a beautiful garden, our favorite was the crevice garden. We rented a couple of bikes and took the trail to this garden. It was well worth the time and effort it took to get there on a comfy bike. Highly recommended!
  • This place was amazing and free. It is well worth the time you spend there. Be sure to take a camera because there are plenty of photo ops.
  • One of the best botanic gardens with a great collection of flowering herbs, shrubs, trees and artificial pond. Great place to relax for young and old adults and kids with shady seating place.

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