Yampa River Botanic Park
Spring, summer or fall, Yampa River Botanic Park should be on everyone's list of places to visit (at least once!) in Steamboat. It is located right on the Yampa River Core Trail and admission is free. You can access it from the bike path or from Pamela Lane (check their Website for directions). Dogs and bikes are not allowed in the park (there are bike racks at the gates). The park features a pond, mature trees, an amazing array of herbs and other perennials and stunning displays of annuals in the summer. Little walking paths, secluded benches, a children's garden and large green area for picnics make the park a great place to take the family. Strings Music Festival hosts Music on the Green -- free live music on Thursday -- in the park. It's a GREAT and affordable place to hold weddings. Don't forget to check out the Trillium House.