Family Activities

Fun for the Whole Family!

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens offers a variety of family-friendly activities. Families can sign up for guided hands-on activities that explore the beautiful environment surrounding Vail. Families looking for a self-guided experience can come to our Children’s Garden which is a great place for children to discover and play!

Children’s Garden

Located across Main Entrance

Wander through the family-friendly Children’s Garden. See vegetables grow and let children play in Betty’s Market, a realistic farmer’s market for kids. Families can enjoy the shade in rocking chairs perched over Gore Creek or head into the Schoolhouse Gift Shop to find garden-inspired keepsakes.

Scavenger Hunt

Daily 10-3

A great way for the family to see the whole area of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is with our Scavenger Hunt! Search for clues to discover more about alpine plants. Take your time enjoying the hidden and wonderful areas of the gardens or let the kids race through and enjoy their sense of adventure. Children who complete the scavenger hunt get a special prize. The Scavenger Hunt starts at the Education Center, available every day from 10-4.

Self Guided Activities

Daily 10am – 4pm

Take a walk down the creek or a stroll through the gardens and be sure to grab our brochure! Our Self-guided pamphlets give you special insights about the plants that we have here at the gardens. Discover the unique adaptations of the plants and the role they’ve played in history. From being transported around the world, to their importance to Native Americans, every plant here has a story.

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