If you are a lover of nature in Steamboat Springs, a visit to Rotary Park Boardwalk is a must. The Boardwalk is an extension of the larger trail system the Yampa Core Trail which consists of over seven miles of trail that runs along the Yampa River as well as through the town of Steamboat Springs. The Rotary Park Boardwalk is a great place to visit throughout the year for exploring and enjoying nature.
Features of Rotary Park Boardwalk
The Boardwalk is quite popular with those that frequent Yampa River because of its accessibility and many features. If you are looking to explore Yampa River or the Yampa Core Trail, the Boardwalk is one of the most convenient access points. Some of the other features of the Boardwalk include barbeque spots and picnic tables. Since this area is well-traveled, there are pet pickups, and the leash law is enforced.
Exploring Rotary Park Boardwalk
Rotary Park Boardwalk starts as a trail at the bottom of the Ridge. This ascending trail meanders through sage meadows and oak brush providing for a scenic view. As you travel along, there are signposts that offer information about the wildlife in the area. Moose are frequented sighted along the Boardwalk. At the very top of the trail, the Boardwalk connects with a pathway that takes your further up the Ridge. If you keep walking, you’ll enjoy a meadow and the large boardwalk before the trial tapers off on a hillside over Cow Creek.
The Boardwalk & Water Activities
The Boardwalk is sometimes used to access various waterways in Steamboat Springs. Tubers looking for a long coast through Steamboat Springs will access waterways through Rotary Park Boardwalk at Werner Road as the river access points via the Boardwalk are less intense when compared to other areas. Because Rotary Park Boardwalk is connected to Yampa River, it is a great pathway to become familiar with as it can connect you to various locations throughout town from downtown Steamboat Springs and even the Old Town Hot Springs.
Admission to Rotary Park Boardwalk is free, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to thoroughly explore the area at your own leisure. Rotary Park is open from dawn to dusk year around, and it is just one of several interesting trails to explore in Steamboat Springs.
Rotary Park Boardwalk
1600 Mt. Werner Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Hours: Dawn to Dusk