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Current Hours

Gardens: Daily | Dawn-Dusk

Education Center: Daily | 10am – 4pm

Admission

$5 suggested donation per person

There is no required admission fee.

Streamline your visit – make your donation before you arrive.

522 S Frontage Road East Vail, CO 81657

ADA Accessibility
The Gardens is ADA accessible; we do not have wheelchairs available. ADA parking is available in Ford Park Parking Lot or across from the Ford Amphitheater on Betty Ford Way with placard visible.

Directions

The Gardens is located in Ford Park, east of Vail Village and next to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, below Ford Park soccer and softball fields and across the creek from Manor Vail Lodge and Golden Peak.

The Education Center is located to the west of the Gardens, past the Ford Park playground.

From Vail Village parking structure, it is a 5-10 minute walk or bus ride east.

Walk: along South Frontage Road to Ford Park, just past The Wren condominiums OR take the path along Gore Creek, Betty Ford Way.

Bus stops: Free in-town bus to Golden Peak, walk across the street, through Manor Vail Lodge breezeway into Ford Park. Or take the bus to Ford Park bus stop and walk past tennis courts into the Gardens. Orange, Blue or Yellow routes.

Parking

Vail Village Parking Structure: Exit 176, head east on South Frontage Road (resort side). Free in summer, fees apply after one hour in winter. The Gardens are located in Ford Park to the east of here.

Ford Park Parking Lot: Park and follow the stone path down to the Gardens. Fees may apply during events. 2 hours free parking in winter.

In-town Bus Information

Visit the Regional Eagle County website for bus information.

What To Bring

  • Comfy footwear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking water

Refreshments?

In the summer, light refreshments and ice cream are available at the Schoolhouse Museum & Gift Shop located across from the main garden entrance. The Gardens are located within walking distance of local restaurants in Vail Village.

Upcoming Events

Illustration of Flowers - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Nov 01 2022 - Apr 30 2023
All Day

Wild, Wild West

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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