Serenity Walk

Welcome to the Serenity Walk at the Yampa River Botanic Park, a place of serenity that celebrates and conserves the plants, trees and birds of the Yampa River Valley and similar ecosystems worldwide. The Serenity Walk is designed to provide an experience for participants to connect with nature and the gardens through senses, thoughts, and feelings.  As you walk through the gardens and explore each of the 8 themes, know that you may do so in any order.  You don’t have to complete the Walk in one day either.  You can even take the brochure with you and incorporate the tools into your daily life.  It might be useful to use a small notebook for your thoughts.  We hope you enjoy the Serenity Walk and that it helps bring your mind and body to a place of peace.  

The mind can go in a thousand directions.  But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.  With each step, a gentle wind blows.  With each step, a flower blooms.  – Thich Nhat Hanh

You can find the Serenity Walk book in the Park the Emerald Park Entrance in the brochure box. The Serenity Walk book is also printed in Spanish and can be found in the brochure box. You may read the story about how the book was translated into Spanish here.

After you have completed the Serenity Walk, we would value your feedback.

CSFF encourages all individuals to reflect on mental health and wellness for themselves and others.

Community Resources

Health Services

Yampa Valley Medical Center, 970-879-1322,

Northwest Colorado Health, 970-879-1632,               

South Routt Medical, 970-736-8118,             

Steamboat Springs Urgent Care  970-871-9770,            

Health Partnership, 970-875-3630,

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings, 437 Oak St., Steamboat Springs

Clean and Sober,

Peer Recovery Services, 970-819-5657

Planned Parenthood, 970-879-2212,                                                                   

Department of Human Services, 970-879-1540,

Psychotherapy and Other Counseling Services

Licensed Psychotherapists in Steamboat,

MindSprings, 970-879-2141,     

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Dial 988  

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS), 970-846-8182,   

Advocates of Routt County safeline, 970-879-8888,     

The Foundry Treatment Center, 844-955-1066,                               

Housing/Food Assistance/Family Support

Lift Up of Routt County, 970-870-0727,, Food Bank: 970 870-8804    

Department of Human Services Heating/Energy Assistance, 970-879-1540,

Newborn Network, 970-879-0977 

Partners of Routt County, 970-879-6141,     

Emergency Assistance

Routt County Sheriff’s Department, 970-879-1090

Colorado Highway Patrol, 303-239-4500,      

Steamboat Springs Police Department, 970 879-1144,

Thank you to the Serenity Walk Committee

Wendy Baumann, LPC

Karen Bomberg, Board Member

Kim Brooks, Horticultural Therapist

Sally Hertzog, Board Member

Jennifer MacNeil, Executive Director

Linda Nolte, Ph.D., Psychologist