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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-0103
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Cold this time of year, but peaceful

We came by here years ago and loved it. I stopped by today and it’s still peaceful and a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ed B
Eagle Mountain, Utah
via mobile
Wonderful walk around the park specially to take pictures

We visited this place in the month of November so it was not very cold and you could still do it to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We came by here years ago and loved it. I stopped by today and it’s still peaceful and a wonderful place to visit. Spring and summer are the best times to come for sure.

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this place in the month of November so it was not very cold and you could still do it to walk around the park we had teenagers in our party and we were very happy taking pictures of all of us walking around...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in November but it was still a nice walk through the park and along the trails. There are several paths to walk, also.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The flowers were in bloom in July. The kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt with a small prize at the end. It really helped them enjoy the gardens more as we searched for clues and took at least 30 minutes to complete as we strolled...More

Thank ftworthfam
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This garden is just beautifully designed and even kid friendly. Even in the late fall the bones of the garden show its thoughtful design. Many of the alpine plants were still actively growing. Just a wonderful place to visit and stroll through. A definite destination...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very nicely designed botanical gardens. Since we went during October there were not many plants blooming or growing. It is relatively small but made for a nice walk.

Thank BrianNJMA
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Given the high cost of Vail, it is nice to see a free offering for families and those operating on a lower budget. The garden was well marked and had a number of interesting observations on the area. I would like to come when the...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 10 October 2017

ThankfulIy strolled over to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens from nearby Vail Village, as it was one of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences I have enjoyed in a long time. Well laid-out by the architects, there's something for everyone here, but most importantly, there...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The venue was lovely, the staff was helpful and kind, what a great pleasure to be in this beautiful place.

Thank annlnemeth
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and take a nice stroll through these beautiful gardens. It’s free and gorgeous. It’s a nice time to enjoy the beautiful Gore Mountain Range views and Colorado scenery. Enjoy!

Thank Surfkelly
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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