Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

As the “First Lady of Vail”, former President Gerald Ford’s wife Betty, was honored by the locals for her generosity and created this beautiful botanical garden in her name. As you visit the garden you will enjoy stunning views of the Rocky Mountains while strolling through brightly colored flower beds, streams, and waterfalls.

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is open to the public from dusk to dawn all year-round. During the winter there are guided snowshoe tours through the gardens’ winter Tree Trail. This free experience is perfect for all ages and is a short walk from the Tivoli Lodge.

Scenic Gondola

Home of Vail’s Gondola One, steps away from the Tivoli Lodge, take riders 10,000 feet up the mountain. From the comfort of the gondola, you will be able to snap photos of flower-filled meadows, color-changing aspen trees, and snowcapped mountain peaks, depending on the time of year.

Atop Gondola One, you will be delighted with spectacular views and dining options. This is a spectacular way to enjoy the natural landscape and the beautiful Gore Range. Tickets are required for scenic gondola rides.

Farmer’s Market & Art Show

Enjoy strolling down the cobblestone pathways through Vail Village browsing vendors having Colorado made artisan items and foods. This annual farmers’ market highlights over 140 tents and 40 food vendors for 16 weekends each summer.

There is art and entertainment for everyone and people from all over come to enjoy the Rocky Mountains on a Sunday. The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show runs from the middle of June through early October.

Epic Discovery

The exciting Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain brings all the summer fun activities for kids and families. Days full of adventure await with the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Eagle’s Nest Tubing Hill, Marmot Mini Kid’s Tubing Hill, kids zipline, bungee trampoline, Paramount Peak Climbing Wall, Gore Creek Mini Golf and more.

There are many ways to experience all the fun at Epic Discovery including mountain coaster tickets or with the purchase of an Adventure Pass, please reach out Epic Discovery online for details, hours of operation and ticket purchases.