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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

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#2 of 12 in Parks in Vail
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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  • Enjoyed the pretty flowers and pleasant walk. Nice playground for kids nearby. Educational. Right off the bike path. Peaceful.  more »
  • We were there in the summer and discovered it by accident as were walking from Vail to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for a summer concert. There is a large, flat area perfect for a summer picnic and...  more »
  • This free attraction in Vail is a refreshing break from a trip along I 70 or even from a trip to Vail. It's a lovely botanic gardens, specializing in high altitude plants. It's free and beautiful.  more »
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  • Even in the winter, this place is beautiful. The rock work, the trees and the descriptions of the plants are great. It would be well worth your time to take your kids here and there are a nice set of playgrounds and grassy space for playing. The walk to this place along the creek is also nice. Well worth the visit for something different while in Vail.
  • Nice public space. Lots of playground space. Only a small exhibit in the winter.
  • Beautiful garden area. Lots of fun for kids. Outdoor amphitheatre has great & free concerts during the summer.
  • Lovely walk around the gardens. A kids park nearby too.
  • Plants from Alpine regions from around the world. Small, but well cared for.
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