Plan Your Visit
At 8,200 feet the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are high in the Rocky Mountains. While most visitors will have no problems with the elevation we advise the following precautions to ensure your comfort.
- Wide brimmed sun hat
- Water (Water is available in the gift shop during business hours)
Hours of Operation
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is open from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee and donations are appreciated. Donation boxes are located throughout the gardens. The gardens are ADA accessible, unfortunately we do not have the resources to supply wheelchairs.
From east or west on I-70, take the main Vail exit - 176 to the South Frontage Road. The Gardens are located at 530 South Frontage Road in Ford Park.
After exiting I-70 you will navigate through two roundabouts. Follow the first roundabout until it takes you under I-70, you will then enter another roundabout, making a left continue driving east on to the South Frontage Road. Along the South Frontage Road you will come to a stop sign, (note: traffic from the right does not stop) shortly after the stop sign on your right you'll see the softball fields and tennis courts at Ford Park. Park in the parking lot next to the softball fields or tennis courts; follow the asphalt path to the gardens.