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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Gorgeous mountain gem!

I'm a sucker for a nice botanical garden. Besides appreciating the beauty, they are usually a great... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Steve R
Lovely to walk or run through!

I was here in September and it was lush and beautiful and I was here in March and still appreciated... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Julie G
Minneapolis, Mn
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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 6 April 2017

I'm a sucker for a nice botanical garden. Besides appreciating the beauty, they are usually a great place for pictures. Since I was traveling with just my wife, I thought this would be a nice, romantic place to visit. Well, it definitely would have been,...More

2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was here in September and it was lush and beautiful and I was here in March and still appreciated the sleeping terrain.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 April 2017

For something different during your time in Vail, visit the Alpine Gardens and go snowshoeing. Staff is very friendly and also offers guided tours once a week or you can do a self guided tour.

Thank Nebraska_Traveler56
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Alpine Gardens are a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Not only are the gardens surrounded by stunning mountain views, but the gardens themselves are very well kept, educational, and an overall fun experience. And the visit to the Gardens is topped off...More

2  Thank David K
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very pretty gardens and great playground in the area around it. Nicely done - worth a visit in the summertime

Thank Hina M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place. So much information but very easy to take it in. A lot of interactive things for children. Didn't actually see the gardens as it was snowing but the model and pictures indicate that it would be well worth seeing.

Thank Jneene
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Betty Ford garden in Colorado was small, but organized by habitat. Had a few special room-sized glens with plants that enhanced each other by color or form. There were small rock-garden hills and concentric circles of colors and other forms (eg fun frond ferns) that...More

1  Thank TNewby
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This lovely guided snowshoe walk exceeded my expectations! It's scheduled Wednesday mornings at 10 AM. A fabulous volunteer, a master gardener herself, informed two of us on the walk about the various trees we were seeing, the different pinecones, needles and more. It was an...More

1  Thank CSredRidingHood
Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you go by the bridge by the entrance to the parking garage you can access a great trail along the river. This will take you to the gardens and a really exceptional park for kids.

1  Thank cheforben
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Ive never been there but i hear lots of good things about it. I might be coming you soon ! Although I hope not.

Thank AlbertoMay
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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
Digna B
23 May 2017|
Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
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