Wildflowers and Alpine Gardens

Experience nature’s palette while touring the Central Colorado Rockies


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Colorado’s high country is ablaze with wildflowers, scenic vistas and beautiful alpine gardens. The Central Rockies provide the perfect setting to experience the wonders of nature this summer.

Sample Itinerary for two days/one night:

Day 1
Travel to the Vail Valley for a tour of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and gift shop, followed by lunch on a flower-filled patio with  majestic views of the Gore Range.  Enjoy  the mountain vistas while taking a scenic drive high above the Vail Valley. Spend the rest of the afternoon browsing a garden shop and nursery, taking a wildflower walk and sketching or painting the stunning views and wildflowers. Dinner and overnight accommodations in the historic town of Minturn. 

Day 2
Following breakfast in Minturn and a visit to a charming garden/ gift shop, depart for the mining and railroad town of Red Cliff and the spectacular drive over Shrine Pass. Stop along the way for a  hike or nature walk and picnic lunch before continuing to Summit County for a tour of a private home’s alpine garden that is beyond comparison. Enjoy an early dinner al fresco surrounded by flowers and high mountain peaks before returning home.

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