Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

522 S. Frontage Rd. E.
Vail, CO 81657- Map It
Phone: (970) 476-0103

AAA Editor Notes

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is off I-70 exit 176 to 522 S. Frontage Rd. in Ford Park. An alpine rock garden showcases a 120-foot cascading waterfall and hundreds of native plants that depict alpine and subalpine habitats. A perennial garden features more than 1,500 varieties of plants, and a meditation garden combines Asian design and philosophy with Rocky Mountain plantings. Prime viewing season is May through September. A children's garden features a treasure hunt, a discovery cart and a schoolhouse museum. Children’s programs also are offered. Guided tours are available.
Gardens by donation. Tours $5.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk. Guided tours are offered Mon., Thurs. and Sat. at 10:30, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Hours and dates may vary; phone ahead. Allow 30 minutes minimum.