Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in the Rockies at Vail, Colorado

A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens botanical garden in Vail, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains. Alpine plants from around the world in a natural setting are lovingly maintained in this beautiful location. You can visit this family-friendly and handicap accessible garden free of charge.

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Colorado

Evergreen Memorial Park, a cemetery near Evergreen, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains, boasts peaceful mountain views and historical pioneer and mining artifacts, as well as a huge variety of animals.

Hiwan Heritage Park, Evergreen, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains just 30 miles west of Denver, Hiwan Heritage Park has history and nature in pleasant surroundings. Part of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway (highway 74), Hiwan is a must-see for history and natural surroundings.

Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Vail

A well-done ski and snowboard museum at Vail's Transporation Center, part of Vail Village. Excellent displays of snowsport history, this free family and kid-friendly museum is worth a stop and a few dollars in the donation box.