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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Address: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-0103
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail...

This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.

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Beautiful garden, beautiful music

This garden is such a great backdrop for the most idyllic music! The fresh clean mountain air and the natural beauty of the mountains surrounding this venue make for a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Donna C
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English first
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This garden is such a great backdrop for the most idyllic music! The fresh clean mountain air and the natural beauty of the mountains surrounding this venue make for a perfect date or family activity! Way to go Vail!!

Thank Donna C
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just past the soccer fields and a little off the freeway lies Betty Ford's claim to fame. Her exquisite Alpine Garden is a relaxing, quiet park tucked in the Vail Valley. Plenty of shade, seating and a great selection of plumage. The Park is of course best during spring and summer, and thanks to all of the foliage, a fantastic... More 

1 Thank VonBlanco
Los Angeles, California
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250 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to this place before. Of course,everyone has heard of Betty Ford and the gardens, I just had not bothered. It is not large,but it is worth the walk and just a lovely thing to do. I would encourage anyone with an appreciation of flowers to enjoy a slow stroll in this lovely locale

Thank skier003
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunning alpine garden is worth the short walk to visit it. They seem to be constantly improving the waterfalls, rock and perennial gardens, and it is surrounded by a beautiful park as well. Gore Creek runs right through it, and there are ,many beautiful paths to explore.

Thank Janet F
Fruita, Colorado
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my husband was doing rehab for his knee I visited the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. This was in June so kinda in between seasons. Still cool nights in Vail. Delightful. The gardens are beautiful and are right beside the Gerald Ford Amphitheater. It would be a gorgeous place to view a concert.

Thank Mary Jo W
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We drove by the signs and could see the Alpine Gardens from the road, but the only parking was for Vail residents with a parking pass. We would have loved to walk through the garden but we could not...very disappointing.

1 Thank Babschambers
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lots of interesting and reasonably priced gift options...well worth going to, could have spent a lot more time and money there!

Thank Rochelle A
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

They are open all year! They loan out yak tracks for walking trails along Gore Creek and then across the golf course. It's awesome!

Thank Jerry O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Walking through Betty Ford, you have a feeling that time stands still. Very peaceful and a good place to relax and contemplate.

Thank Phillyhorn
Weston, Florida
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Should of spent more time here. Enjoyed walking thru it from the Vail bus stops to get to the Ford amphitheater for the the Vail Dance Festival. Very pretty, peaceful, nice playground for kids, huge lawn, lots of trees. Can easily walk to main part of Vail Village or can hop on a free shuttle bus to get around. Lots... More 

Thank ftlaudrealtorjen

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