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

Nature Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 9, 2012 11:43:11 AM
Jaymee Squires

The natural world is the ideal place for scavenger hunts of all shapes, sizes, and formats. See below for a series of easy fun scavenger hunts to have with your family while out and about in nature in the Eagle Valley. These activities are great ways to extend your walks of hikes with your kids and are a lot of fun!


Nature-Scavenger-Hunt-Checklist-Vail-ColoradoHave an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt: Look for items in nature that begin with each letter of the alphabet!

Have a Colors Scavenger Hunt: Collect some paint sample cards and see how many of the colors you can match to items in nature!

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See how many different Textures you can find and describe each.

Search for Trash and pick it up on a Litterbug Scavenger Hunt. (Make sure to wear gloves and not to pick up anything that might be dangerous – broken glass, barbed wire, etc.)

Look for evidence of wildlife in a Signs of Animals Scavenger Hunt. See how many different animal tracks you can find, look on trees or shrubs for browse marks, keep your eyes peeled for floating feathers, and of course, animal bones are always a solid sign that animals are (or were) near!

Author: Jaymee Squires, Director of Graduate Studies at Walking Mountains

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Topics: Curious Nature, Family Activities, Kids Activities

Jaymee Squires

Written by Jaymee Squires

Graduate Programs Director. Jaymee heads up graduate studies at Walking Mountains, she is a whiz with edible plants and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, canoeing and being outside.