Where: 3150 Ingles Lane
What: Carrying a complete line of flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals and more, Billo Dispensary prides itself on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff and the highest quality cannabis. Located on the east end of town, the first dispensary you see after driving down Rabbit Ears Pass, its products are as prime as its location, with the company winning multiple awards for its locally grown strains. In this year’s THC Classic, the state’s only blind-judging cannabis competition hosted by Rooster Magazine, Billo won Best Indica Strain (1st Place – Banana Mac); Best Flash Frozen (2nd Place – Durban Diesel Diamonds and Sauce); Best Disposable Vape (2nd Place – Grapple x Jealousy); and more. This follows several awards last year, including second place (Indica) for its Slurry Crasher strain. Billo also carries products from trusted brands like Wana, Wyld, 1906, Keef, Escape Artists, Green Dot Labs and more. “It’s an honor to be recognized now for the third year in a row,” says head of grow operations Dave Kulberg, who helped the company debut six new strains this fall. “We continue to focus on quality above all and it’s great to come home with trophies in a range of different categories.” Pre-order online or talk with a friendly budtender at their mountain village store.
Where: 1755 Lincoln Ave.
What: Located on the west end of town, Golden Leaf cultivates cannabis with nutrient-rich soil, pure Rocky Mountain water and advanced growing techniques to produce some of the highest quality cannabis in Colorado. Whether you’re looking to enhance your Yampa Valley experience or help an ailment, Golden Leaf strives to provide a comfortable and informative experience for everyone. It recently completed an onsite grow facility with Manufactured Infused Product (MIP) license behind its retail store at 1755 Lincoln Ave. and is riding high on a slew of awards, including 1st Place Sativa for its Lemon Poison at the 2022 THC Rooster as well as 1st Place Hybrid for its Dry Ice, which also earned 2nd at the 2022 Hemp Connoisseur THC Championships. It also appeared (on the date 4/20, of course) on the Discovery+ Channel’s THC show, which focuses on dispensary remodels. While locals know Golden Leaf for its flower and concentrates, what they love most is its friendly, service-oriented budtenders. With a complimentary shuttle service, as well as daily flower and concentrate selections, it also offers online recreational ordering.
Where: 2093 Curve Plaza, #C-103
What: Proud to be owned and operated by females, Tumbleweed—named after the namesake plant its owners saw blowing across the highway when they moved west from Minnesota—began in Parachute, Colo., in 2016. Growing like a weed itself, it’s since rolled across Colorado to include eight dispensaries in Frisco, Edwards, Carbondale, DeBeque, Eagle, Craig and Steamboat (which it formed by purchasing local dispensary Rocky Mountain Remedies in 2019). Its Steamboat team has 13 years of experience managing other dispensaries in Routt County, so is well-versed in understanding the wants of locals and visitors. It proudly serves the Colorado high country with quality green bud, edibles, topicals, CBD products, concentrates and everything in between. (It also has the world’s first drive-thru dispensary.)
Dispensaries near Steamboat Springs CO
Where: Hayden at 735 E. Jefferson St.
What: Blue Heron’s sister dispensary Anna (“a play off the word “cannabis,” says co-owner Mark Wellstone) is fueling the cannabis stoke in Hayden at 735 E. Jefferson St. — right next to the “windmill” property — carrying its selection of high-quality flower. Like Blue Heron, it’s a “small and mellow” boutique-style pot shop, serving up all-organic flower and locally sourced concentrates. “It’s very similar in terms of what we offer,” says Wellstone, who operates the shop with partner Cherie Sanders. “It’s Hayden’s first dispensary and we hope to be an important part of Hayden’s revitalization and are excited to provide top quality service to the community.”
Where: 100 W. Main St., Oak Creek
What: Oak Creek’s Blue Heron is known for having one of the best selections of the highest quality flower in northwest Colorado. The small, boutique-style pot shop offers all-organic flower, and the concentrates are locally sourced. The dispensary features a variety of products from farms all over the state, including Binske chocolate bars and concentrates, Honest Marijuana Company’s flower and joints, and Wild Fire, a newer Steamboat company featuring vape pens and concentrates. “We enjoy catering to locals on a first-name basis,” says owner Mark Wellstone, who named the company in honor of a blue heron that always on the water when he went boating with his late friend Matt Lansing. “We’re the hidden gem in Rout County, and carry the best of the best.”