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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

We took the free bus from the tourist center in Vail to the Gardens. What a wonderful legacy for... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2016
Murrieta, California
No trip to Vail is complete without a visit here

We have enjoyed the beautiful parks and Gardens here in Vail for over 20 years with our kids. No... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Southlake, Texas
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

We took the free bus from the tourist center in Vail to the Gardens. What a wonderful legacy for Betty Ford! Strolling along the pathways is romantic and charming. The tiny gift shop is so quaint. You will only need an hour or so here...More

Thank 484annette
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed the beautiful parks and Gardens here in Vail for over 20 years with our kids. No matter how old they get, we always like to see how Vail continues to expand and beautify Ford park. The secret got out a few years...More

Thank frog52016
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful setting and is great for several types of occasions. Whether it's walking while you are enjoying a morning cup of coffee or on a romantic stroll with your significant other, it's perfect. Make sure you go on a guided tour of...More

Thank Brad T
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Visited the gardens to take their outside morning yoga class. It is $12 pp, mats are provided and the schedule can be found on the garden's website. Truly enjoyed the class. Even though I had only taken one other yoga class before, the instructor was...More

1  Thank BGertrude
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Alpine Gardens were great! Absolutely beautiful! A real pleasure, not to be missed. As a gardener from Michigan, I took good notes and gained helpful insight.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and all of the affiliated establishments deliver! The free gardens are beautiful. Operating on suggested donations of $5/person, these are impressive gardens from design to variety and just natural beauty. Education center is new and informative. The Alpine Treasures shop...More

Thank RubyD16
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Alpine Garden was lovely, easy to get to off the Gore Creek path. It provided a quiet respite from all the commercial tumult that is Vail. The flowers are lovely and the location adjacent to the Ford Amphitheater is convenient. Vail is just one...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This takes only a few minutes and is an easy walk -- it is well designed and pleasant garden. Close to the well maintained tennis courts -- always a pleasant interlude -- if going to a concert give yourself an extra ten minutes and check...More

Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

What a gem to find. Tucked away location. So beautiful and plenty of nice benches scattered about the gardens. Took us about an hour to leisurley walk all around it. Great to find something free to do in vail.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We enjoyed the Betty Ford Gardens primarily as it gave us chance to identify plants we'd seen in town or while hiking. Very nicely laid out garden great place for leisurely stroll amongst a variety of setting representative of the area.

Thank Mary F
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June 17, 2017|
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Response from lfmonroe2 | 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
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May 22, 2017|
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183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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Response from memartin2014 | Reviewed this property |
There will be plants to see the end of May, but more later in the summer. This year there were late snowstorms. However, the Betty Ford Gardens also has an enclosed building with lots of reference material and it well... More