Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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

AAA Editor Notes

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is off I-70 exit 176 to 530 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. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Gardens free. Tours hand children's programs $5. Gardens by donations.
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. Children’s programs Wed. at 10:30, mid-June to mid-Aug.