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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

4.7
#2 of 15 in Parks in Vail
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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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  • We particularly enjoyed the playground and ambience of the gardens during off season. As a senior I used the swings and soaked in the beauty of the changing aspens and cool Colorado blue skies. 
    We particularly enjoyed the playground and ambience of the gardens during off season. As a senior I used the swings and soaked in the beauty of the changing aspens and cool Colorado blue skies.  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Pretty but very small and a little difficult to find.
  • Like a storybook in landscape.

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