Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail: Hours, Address, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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Marlene P
8 contributions
A beautiful legacy for all
Oct 2021
We particularly enjoyed the playground and ambience of the gardens during off season. As a senior I used the swings and soaked in the beauty of the changing aspens and cool Colorado blue skies.
Written November 14, 2021
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dbogs2000
Orland Park, IL237 contributions
Nice walk through a small Garden
Sep 2021
Visited. Did not really think much about the garden. Lots of plants and some history. Its just a casual place that you would walk through. I expected more, but enjoyed the walking experience.
Written September 30, 2021
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lovetheoutdoors061
Oldsmar, FL94 contributions
What a great way to relax with nature
Sep 2021 • Friends
My husband and I walked here from Vail Village where we were staying. Only about an 8 minute stroll along the Gore River. The gardens tell the story of stages of Alpine forests from the lowest levels to the highest. There are plant identifier signs as well as additional placards to give facts on the growing conditions etc. Fun fact: the powder on an aspen tree’s white trunk serves as a sunscreen to avoid the tree getting sunburned. We spent about an hour but bring a picnic lunch and you could spend several.
Restrooms close and clean. Small visitors center with additional information. And it is free!
Written September 15, 2021
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN573 contributions
Breathtaking Beauty
Sep 2021
We rode bikes and came upon this spot. Part of a community center dedicated to the Fords. This is the highest altitude gardens in the US. Very well done. Pleasant outdoor walk with multiple educational stops.
Written September 12, 2021
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TouristaMeredith
8 contributions
Jeepin' It!
Aug 2021
Did a custom Jeep tour with Seth Valentine. Was GREAT! Did the scenic and historic one. Seth took us up to the top of a mountain at 11,000 ft with views of the 14'ers. Soulful!
Written September 10, 2021
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sharon1227
Omaha, NE38 contributions
Beautiful garden in Vail
Aug 2021
Perfect morning at the Alpine Gardens. So beautiful. I loved the variety and particularly enjoyed the water features. The garden is not huge. I would recommend taking your time and strolling back through the garden.

We did not have children with us. However, we took a look at the playground and it was amazing!
Written August 31, 2021
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Emmy2005
Falmouth, MA239 contributions
Beautiful garden in vail
Aug 2021 • Family
A beautiful garden, part of vail village, such a great way to have an adventure with the whole family. My 6 year old loved exploring, something new to look at every turn.
Written August 26, 2021
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Lorraine S
7 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021
Beautiful walking paths …gardens…and water features. Definitely worth the time to stroll and relax. There was a children’s play area which was very impressive.
Written August 21, 2021
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Gail G
Tampa, FL38 contributions
Beautiful Gem
Aug 2021
Spent the afternoon with family roaming the gardens and the kids played on the playground and went on the scavenger hunt.
Written August 17, 2021
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Lisa M
Arlington Texas, USA24 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Aug 2021
We spent a few hours at the gardens before heading to the airport. The gardens are abundantly full of gorgeous flowers, several water features and nice strolling paths. There is no admission to get in, but there are several Donation Boxes throughout the garden. This place is a gem for a few hours of serenity.
Written August 17, 2021
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