Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs

4.8
#2 of 7 in Winter Sports in Steamboat Springs
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. Put Yampa River Botanic Park into our Steamboat Springs vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Steamboat Springs.
Create an itinerary including Yampa River Botanic Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
470 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    It's small, but a lovely stroll thru the flowers. There are lots of happy volunteers working at the park who are happy to answer your questions about native and non-native plants. There are also conce...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I'm usually not much of a fan of botanical gardens but this place is beautifully situated and one can see the maintenance behind it. The stuff must really love their job. In the middle of the garden y...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    On the walk up we were a bit skeptical since it didn't appear to be much. Once we entered we realized we were definitely wrong; the garden was huge! They have maps to do a self guided tour through the...  more »
Google
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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.

Plan your trip to Steamboat Springs

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Steamboat Springs

As with most of the country's ski resorts, room rates increase with proximity to the slopes in Steamboat Springs. Expect to pay the highest rates during the winter holidays, as well as at the peak of the summer season. One of the most economical ways to stay near the slopes is to choose one of the area's inns. These offer every comfort of home at a fraction of the price charged by the big resorts and chain hotels.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Steamboat Springs by other users

22 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Steamboat Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Western US BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Nevada, California & Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 48 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Buffalo & Steamboat Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Steamboat Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans