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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Highest Elevation Botanical Garden in the World

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens were designed so that as you are enveloped in one, you can't really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Memphis, Tennessee
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The best!

So good we went twice. We always stop at the gardens and the park next to it while headed up the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cedar City, Utah
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This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens were designed so that as you are enveloped in one, you can't really know what is around the next turn. But they were all spectacular. The statuary, sculpture, & elements of nature were blended seamlessly. I took each scene in...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So good we went twice. We always stop at the gardens and the park next to it while headed up the western slope. It is meticulously maintained and beautiful. Our favorite thing to do in Vail.

Thank DustinLangston
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our morning spent at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens was our favorite time in Vail. The garden setting is beautiful and is also free. Donations are welcomed.

Thank tammcentee2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited early on a Saturday morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Everything was beautifully maintained and there were labels on nearly every plant. The many pathways, levels, multiple waterfalls, and varied gardens were a pleasure to experience.

Thank bbmeekhof
Reviewed 6 days ago

The thoughtful design and pathways through the varied garden areas were easily walked. There are water features in abundance and lovely, well considered benches placed to enjoy the beauty of the gardens accompanied by the sound of water. Very peaceful. There's no fee for admission...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Betty Ford garden is a very beautiful, well maintained garden in Vail very near Ford Amphitheater. It's nice to walk through, as well as sit on one of the benches and relax. A park is nearby where young kids can play and there are...More

Thank KJTravelBug33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is a great place to visit while in Vail. In an hour or so you can stroll through an idyllic setting and imagine what your backyard could look like if you lived in the right location and had volunteer gardeners...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Garden are not large, but if you are looking for unique Alpine plants, this, and the Botanical gardens in Steamboat Springs, are terrific places to visit. A really nice layout, and setting along the creek. If in Vail, and tired of shopping at overpriced...More

Thank john P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is lovely and peaceful. Check the schedule for Yoga in the park if you want to have a quiet visit with few people around.

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible spot. It's a combo park, garden, children's playground, arboretum and learning center with meandering paths across little bridges and past small waterfalls. It's touted as the most 'zen' place in an already very zen environment known as Vail. I'll agree to this....More

Thank MsFunmeister
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17 June 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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22 May 2017|
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183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
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16 April 2017|
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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