Nestled in the heart of the scenic Yampa Valley, Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a captivating vacation destination that has a way of bringing visitors back for more adventure year after year. While this area is an oasis of fun in the winter months thanks to its world-class slopes, year-round guests can enjoy everything from sensational hikes and biking trails to restaurants, shops, and of course, time soaking in the many iconic hot springs. When you’re in town and looking to enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility, surrounded by some of Mother Nature’s finest work, consider putting a stop at the Yampa River Botanic Park towards the top of your must-do list.
Yampa Botanic Park – Where Color and Zen Collide
Situated at 1000 Pamela Lane, the Yampa River Botanic Park is an open-air destination along the Yampa River Core Trail that promises to be as colorful and informative as it is peaceful and memorable. Here, visitors can stop by to admire native flowers and foliage that thrive in this region, while learning more about the varying blooms during different seasons too. The Yampa River Botanic Park is open May through October and is free to enjoy. It was specifically designed as a space where visitors could come to admire nature, while also finding those generally elusive moments of serenity amongst flower petals, plants, and trees. Both desert and alpine plants are on display through this park and all can be enjoyed by strolling along the trails that wind throughout its parameters.
Enjoyable Sights Along the Way
It’s hard to deny that the flowers and plants at this park are a highlight of a visit, but their very presence draws in a variety of wildlife, making it a perfect place to come and keep your eyes open for them as well! Moose sightings by the river aren’t uncommon at the Yampa Botanic Park while those with hearts for bird spotting can enjoy observing everything from hummingbirds to osprey during a visit. As an added convenience, guests can take time to read the many informational boards that are found throughout the park to highlight seasonal blooms and provide insight into where these plants originate.
A Steamboat Adventure for All
Steamboat is calling, so what are you waiting for? Make the most of a journey this way and let Elevated Properties handle all of your accommodation details so you can savor every moment. Contact us today for more information and to start turning travel plans into a Steamboat Springs reality.