Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Curious Nature

The Top of Colorado's Aquatic Food Chain is the River Otter!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM
If you’ve seen a slinky-like creature hanging around the water in the winter time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a river otter! Unlike people, river otters and other semi-aquatic animals don’t..
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Ode to a Bristlecone Pine

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 10, 2021 4:00:00 PM
510 BCE: Rising from a mountain’s shallow soil, a bristlecone pine begins its life. This Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is one of the oldest trees in the world, only outlived by its cousin the..
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History of Lionshead Rock in Minturn, Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Today, Colorado's mountainous interior experiences four distinct seasons thanks to a temperate climate. However, 325 million years ago and roughly 100 million years before the existence of the..
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Mystery and History of the Gray Wolf in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 18, 2021 10:28:00 AM
The Gray Wolf once roamed freely throughout more than two-thirds of the United States. However, they were extirpated (locally extinct) from most areas of the U.S. when settlers from Europe came to..
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Winter Stargazing

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 11, 2021 10:26:00 AM
Have you ever gazed into the sky on a crisp Colorado night? This winter can be the perfect time to go out and test your knowledge of the night sky. Here in the Eagle Valley, our numerous sunny..
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Subnivean Zone: Life Under the Snow

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 4, 2021 8:15:00 AM
Imagine this… You awake to another typical winter day where the dim light filters its way into your home. Your thermostat reads a steady and consistent temperature in spite of the frigid..
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Ogres & Avalanches: State of Our Snowpack

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM
“Ogres are like *the snowpack*. They have layers” –Shrek the ski-bum. Drawing misquotes and connections from a 2001 animated comedy to introduce an article on winter snowpack may seem like a..
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Seasonal Trail Closures

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM
Hiking in Colorado is a year-round experience for many avid outdoor enthusiasts even in the winter when snow provides an extra obstacle for outdoor recreation. However, you may notice areas with..
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Dogs in Winter

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Winter outdoor recreation provides us with a variety of opportunities to enjoy the snow and cold weather. And if you have a dog, they can participate in many of these options and enjoy winter too...
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America Recycles Day!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM
This November 15, make sure to offer your friends and neighbors a happy America Recycles Day! This unique holiday is celebrated annually to raise awareness about all things recycling and waste..
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Creatures of the Night

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM
The following is based on true events… you can decide where the lines of reality fade. I had been up that road a million times. The mountain felt like home; full of memories of friends enjoying..
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Have you Smelled It? Fall is in the Air!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 12, 2020 8:15:00 AM
It hits without warning: one late summer day while walking outside, you inhale a crisp, familiar scent, and it becomes apparent that Fall is in the air! I’ve always loved the smells of Fall,..
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