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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

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#2 of 16 in Parks in Vail
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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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  • this is a very nice place to walk to and have a nice peaceful time to enjoy nature and the mountain flora. 
    this is a very nice place to walk to and have a nice peaceful time to enjoy nature and the mountain flora.  more »
  • The grounds were covered in many feet of snow, but we experienced a lovely walk on packed snow trails. The Center has snow shoes to rent, but we did well wearing our boots. We stopped at the Center....  more
    The grounds were covered in many feet of snow, but we experienced a lovely walk on packed snow trails. The Center has snow shoes to rent, but we did well wearing our boots. We stopped at the Center....  more »
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  • It seems like a small garden at first but it is anything but. The trails keep winding around. Maybe all the plants aren't labeled but the thematic Alpine gardens were beautiful. There were additional features like water falls. The gift shop had an awesome assortment of yard art. We spent way too much! Highly recommend.
  • Beautiful place for a walk. The flowers are gorgeous and there are views all around. There is a small gift shop and gender neutral restrooms

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