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. 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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  • We really enjoyed this peaceful garden. The map is helpful but it’s fun to just explore and try out different paths. Our kids loved the Children’s Garden and the Fairy garden.  more »
  • The garden is beautiful. I loved the intimacy of it. It is 6 acres with individual garden areas and several ponds. Very diverse plantings. Beautifully maintained. Even though it was free, the ideas I ...  more »
  • Morning visit. Area is quiet, multiple trials through the garden areas. Beautiful variety of plants, trees and flowers. The right size for a short or longer visit. Many plants and trees had identifyin...  more »
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  • Very gorgeous place to be at one with nature. Enjoyed looking at the different sculptures and the colorful plants. Nice area for reflections and doing some peaceful reading. Saw hummingbirds and butterflies!
  • Best experience in town. Free entry and free guided tours. May to October
  • 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.

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