Betty Ford
Alpine Gardens


Featured Upcoming Event

Amazing Alice Eastwood


Time: January 20 @ 6:00 pm

A virtual presentation with Dr. Steve Ruskin When Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-author with Charles Darwin on the theory of evolution, came to Colorado in 1887, he wanted an expert […]

Magic of Lights Vail

A family-friendly lighting experience

December 11 – January 24

4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Winding through Betty Ford Alpine Gardens with activities taking place throughout Ford Park, the Vail Valley Foundation has brought an unforgettable experience to Vail.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

This event is not run by Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, any inquiries in regard to Magic of Lights will be directed to the above website or to the Vail Valley Foundation at (970) 845-8497.

Education Center Exhibit

Alpines: Conquerors of the Cold

NOW – January 18th 2021

The harsh Alpine ecosystem is too brutal for trees to live. Explore intimate photographic portraits of survivors, from lichens to pikas, that have evolved strategies to endure in the world’s toughest environment.  

Immerse yourself in the land above the trees. 

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Nature & History Snowshoe Tour

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am MST

Creating the Caucasus Crevice Garden

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
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