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.
Experience Gondola One, steps away from the Tivoli Lodge. Travel 10,000 feet up the mountain and from the comfort of the gondola 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.
Farmers’ Market & Art Show
Enjoy strolling the cobblestone pathways through Vail Village browsing vendors featuring Colorado-made artisan items and foods. This annual farmers’ market highlights over 140 tents and 40 food vendors for 16 weekends each summer.
You’ll find art and entertainment for everyone, 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.
The exciting Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain provides summer fun 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.