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

Leave No Trace Tips for Viewing Wildlife in the Vail Valley

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 8, 2011 10:25:28 AM
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moose with babies in Minturn, COIt's that time of year again... snow is (finally) melting, and the local rivers are raging.  It's also the time of year when Walking Mountains welcomes a new set of educators to our team.  They have just started their 15 month journey with us and are training this week and next.  It's no surprise that they've been spending lots of time in the outdoors and notice new cycles of life showing up everywhere.  This moose and her calves were spotted during the second day of educator training out at Maloit Park in Minturn, CO.

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Below are Leave No Trace tips to follow when viewing wildlife in the Vail Valley!

  • Observe wildlife from a distance.  Do not follow or approach them.Moose, Minturn CO
  • Never feed animals.  Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Control pets at all times.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive seasons: raising young, nesting, mating.  Disturbances during these times could lead to injury or disrupted care to young animals.

Enjoy the exploration of the changing seasons and keep us up-to-date on what you're seeing out there!!

To learn more about moose or any other natural science programs visit www.walkingmountains.org

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