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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

#2 of 15 in Parks in Vail
Garden · Nature / Park
Boasting landscaped gardens and superb Rocky Mountain views, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens serve as an ideal place for rest, contemplation, and relaxation. Situated at a height of 2,500 m (8,200 ft), this green space is a contender for the world's highest botanical gardens. The elevation provides a dramatic setting for the rock beds, waterfalls, ponds, and variety of alpine plants found here. Over 2,000 different high-altitude plants grow in the gardens and thrive in the unique Rocky Mountain eco-system. Little ones will enjoy interacting with displays in the children's garden. Wear sensible shoes and bring a jacket, as the temperatures here can drop suddenly. Put Betty Ford Alpine Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vail road trip planner.
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  • My husband and I walked here from Vail Village where we were staying. Only about an 8 minute stroll along the Gore River. The gardens tell the story of stages of Alpine forests from the lowest...  more »
  • We rode bikes and came upon this spot. Part of a community center dedicated to the Fords. This is the highest altitude gardens in the US. Very well done. Pleasant outdoor walk with multiple...  more »
  • Our visit wasn't very long, but it was a pleasant one. The garden areas are absolutely beautiful and the views a very pretty. It looked like they have a lot of fun events to enjoy from their calendar if one wanted to plan ahead. There were lots of walking trails that were easy enough to walk through, as well as paved areas to walk. It's a very nice venue.
  • The gardens are very lovely. It is a bit of a hike up a hill to reach the gardens, but it's well worth it. Lots of lovely views of the creek from the many bridges. And if the weather is warm there are shady places to hang out and relax.

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