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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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a small but very charming garden

If you are in the valley in the summer by all means go. It will take you about an hour at the most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peggy S
Nice walk

The Alpine Gardens are really a park within a park. It is located right next to the Ford... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark S
Newton, MA
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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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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the valley in the summer by all means go. It will take you about an hour at the most to walk through and enjoy this lovely mountain landscape.

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Alpine Gardens are really a park within a park. It is located right next to the Ford Amphitheatre. By mid-October the plants are still there, but flowers are mostly gone, fountains are turned off...you get the idea. The vegetation and layout of the garden...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place !! The kids took their bikes, ,we played baseball, discovered the creek and all ended up wet and happy !! After we had raided the girt shop, the childrens garden (which is incredible and made with great love ) the reed...More

Thank Susana V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to walk and enjoy the scenery or just enjoy some quiet time in a very busy area!

Thank moonsky74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to take a leisurely walk through the gardens. Great place for kids to run off energy with a super fun playground, nature center that has alot of kid stuff, and large areas to run. The views are beautiful esp with the Aspen trees....More

Thank Bleucrayon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Better Ford Gardens. It is beautiful and peaceful anytime of the year. Spring and Fall are my favorite. You could spend 15 minutes or 3 hours here.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serene and peaceful walking paths with intertwining streams and paths. Benches along the way encourage one to sit and rest and take in all the surrounding beauty.

Thank NBTX_Howards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had been meaning to visit these gardens for several years. We went in mid-September during an Octoberfest weekend. We didn't check ahead so we didn't know it was one of those weekends. Maybe partially because of it, the garden only had...More

Thank DenverFoothills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit in vail in fall and I’m sure summer as well. We loved getting our exercise walking to the gardens from our hotel. Beautiful area and peaceful.

Thank kimtI1779ZF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked here a few times while on vacation with my family of adult children. Nice to get away and enjoy some quiet time. Lots of comfortable benches, peaceful paths. Also a children’s garden area, great little gift shop and lots of room for kids...More

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July 21, 2018|
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Response from shan262 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Not sure. Can’t recall if I saw any but dogs are everywhere in Vail. Paths are narrow though. There is a larger park outside the gardens. I would keep em out of the flowers imo.
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with those who answered one hour. We did not visit with kids, but we spent about an hour in the park. I did not read every word of the interesting signs, but read enough to get the gist of them. The gift shop is... More
Digna B
May 22, 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail