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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  • My mother and I came here in the summer and just fell in love with the colorful array of flowers, the fairy-feature for kiddos to enjoy and all the little tucked-away areas to picnic or daydream at : ...  more »
  • This is a very nice, very well maintained Botanic park. It is right in town and easy to get to. The walking paths are clear and the flowers and vegetation are beautiful. We were there in early fall so...  more »
  • A must see! In the summer they offer yoga on their lush green grass several times a week. A beautiful way to start your day. It's on the bike path too so if you are riding by be sure to check it out, ...  more »
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  • Lovely gem near the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs. Beautifully landscaped, funded and cared for by volunteers. Discovered it from the city bike path to which it is adjacent. Enjoyed a yoga class on the grounds the next day. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Beautiful gardens and artwork. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. Great parking area but it may get crowded if the adjacent soccer fields are being used.
  • Beautiful! Prettier than many larger botanic gardens. Easily accessible off of the bike path as well. Can rent for events.
  • This place is serene and beautiful. Thank you to those who work hard to keep it beautiful. It's free (donations recommended), which is a plus. You won't be disappointed.
  • 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.

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