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

What the Heck is That? The Unique Geology of Tenmile Canyon

Bumble Bees are not Bumbling Around Evolution

On Fire, Destruction, and Renewal

Science Behind the Beautiful Colors of Fall

The Family Tree

Coastal Birds in the Rocky Mountains, like the Black Crown Night Heron

The Venomous Spiders in Our Backyard

Superheroes, Super Senses and Real Life Super Powers in Our Skies: Raptors

Your Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

Ursa Major: Same Constellation, Many Legends

A Tale of Two Ranges (Sort of)

Camping with Kids 101

They’re Pretty, Why Worry?

What is Wilderness?

Eagle County Snakes

Pika & Climate

What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

The Rascally Raccoon - Live Fast, Eat Trash

Pasque Flowers are Back for Spring!

The Willow Trees: Nature’s Original Superfood

Amazing Alders: One of Eagle County’s lesser-known trees

Top Dogs of Colorado

Reintroduction of the Lynx in Colorado 20 Years Later

Spring thaw for the Colorado River

Arbor Day: Plant Responsibly

Right-Sided Sidehill Wampahoofus Spotted in Eagle Valley

Driving into the Past: The Geologic Formations at Wilmore Lake

Where Are Our Insects in Winter?

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

Ode to a Bristlecone Pine

History of Lionshead Rock in Minturn, Colorado

Mystery and History of the Gray Wolf in Colorado

Winter Stargazing

Subnivean Zone: Life Under the Snow

Ogres & Avalanches: State of Our Snowpack

Seasonal Trail Closures

Dogs in Winter

America Recycles Day!

Creatures of the Night

Have you Smelled It? Fall is in the Air!

Romance in the Rut: Moose Mating Season is Finally Here!

Exploring Our Curious Nature in 2020

Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?

Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy

Behold! Bountiful Edible Berries in Colorado

Stewards of the "Community"

It’s Almost Time to Harvest Pine Nuts

Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries

Leave No Trace

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?

Colorado’s Rarest Treasures: Wild Orchids

Freedom and Wilderness

Mythbusters: Bat Edition

What the Summer Solstice Means for Us

Mysterious Creatures of the Dark

What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

Dandelions, Leave Them Be

Gardening at High Altitude in Colorado

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Our Wild Moms

Good Morning Hibernators

Happy Earth Day!

A Healthy Snowpack is a Happy Valley

Why is that Egg Blue?

Virology 101: A Layperson’s Guide to Viruses

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Biggest Fool of Them All?

Where Do Fish Go When Their Home Freezes Over?

Snowshoes or No Shoes

Avalanches Affecting the Area

Will Winter Continue this Groundhog Day?

The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe

Animal Tracks Tell A Story

More Than the Minturn Mile: Minturn's History

Amidst the Darkness a Celebration of Light

Fascinating Facets of Eagle County Snow Country

The Wright Brothers Had Birds on the Brain

Moose on the Move

Solar Panels - Are they beneficial in Colorado's Long Winters?

Winter Surprise

To Change or Not To Change? The Case For Daylight Saving Time

Winter Preparations: Vignettes of a Changing Season

Colorado Cats – Meet the Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion

National Child Health Day

It’s Fall, Y’all: Unbe-leaf-able Beauty and the Science Behind it!

An Ode to Sedimentary Rock

Decomposition is Just the Start

The Many Different Habitats Offered in Eagle County

Wile E. Coyote

Tribute to Seniors

To 14er or Not to 14er

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Be Bear Aware

If You Grow It

Camping with Kids

Fireworks of a Different Kind

Celebrate National Hydration Day

Fathers in the Wild


When Principles Matter

Butterflies: Behind the Beauty

Wild Motherhood

Colorful Eggs – But not for Easter!

Arbor Day

Climate and Citizen Scientists

The Clever Common Crow

April Fools! Not Quite Spring

Be Bear Aware

New and Improved Symbol of St. Patrick’s Day: Cabbage

Breathe Deep

Bristlecone pine trees, resilient to all but climate change

Be Kind to Wildlife!

The Missing Lynx

Fun with Foxes on Valentine’s Day

Beavers: Nature’s Stream Restoration Specialists

Living on the Edge: Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep

Civil Rights Remind Us that Cooperation Means Survival

Light & Shadow: Sun Dogs

The New Year Discrepancy

20 Great Adventures: Nature Books

How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower

Nature Among Us

How Animals Prepare for Winter

What Do Animals Do With Their Leftovers?

The Misunderstood Animals of Halloween Horror Stories

Art and Music Inspired by Nature

The Ant Whisperer

Solving Snakes: Nature's Misunderstood Wonders

We Owe It All to Plants

Warmer winters help invasive pine beetles

Martha, the Last of the Passenger Pigeons

100 years of protecting birds, but has it been enough?

Colorado State Parks to Visit (that aren't Sylvan Lake)

Animals with Strange Names

Humans Aren't the Only Evacuees During Wildfires

Scavengers: Nature's Recyclers

Fly Fishing Hot Spots

What is a Grebe?

Wildflower Season in Colorado

Stephen Hawking's Universe

Wonderful Waterfowl Colorado Duck

Are You My Mother? The Brown Headed Cowbird

Signs of Spring in Colorado

Garden Groundwork Planning for your Mountain Garden

Weeping Willows

Are you a fool?

Once in a Blue Moon

Bird Nests

Peregrine Falcons, the Bird of Many Contradictions

Winter Water in Colorado Builds Snowpack

Beware the Horde of Hamsters!

Crafty Coyote: A Colorful Character in all Times

The Quiet of Winter

Flashy Falcons The American Kestrel

Orion the Hunter

Keeping Your Dogs Warm on Winter Adventures

Bears Bearing in Winter

Staying Warm

Natural Cycles for the New Year

Viewing The Geminids Meteor Shower

Shaping Mountain Fun for Eons

How Colorado Wildlife Survives the Long Winter

Geothermal Energy

The Rut


Preserving Summer's Bounty & Canning For Winter

Putting the Past into Perspective

Forest Stories

The Secret Life of Pine Martens

The Humble Ground Squirrel

Seeds on the Move

Resourceful Plants: The Pine Drop

Edible Berries in Eagle County!

The End is Nigh

Resilience of Plants in Alpine Zones

Wildflower Bonanza in Vail!

The Black-crowned Night-Heron in Colorado

Following the Signs

Walking in the Woods

Curious Nature: A Different Kind of Freedom

Spotting Yellow Warblers

Bearing Up For Bear Season in Colorado

Mysteries of Nature: Delayed Implantation

Take Care With Landscape in the Spring

Spraying for Pine Beetle May be a Boon for Another Pest

Outdoor Summer Fun in Colorado

Get Back to Nature with an App

Spring in the Rockies

Why Does Snowpack Matter?

Spruce Beetles

The Coyote: A Favorite Trickster from Native American Tales

Obey the Signs: Stay off Closed Trails in Spring for Wildlife's Sake

Appreciate the Ordinary Sounds and Senses Of Spring in Colorado

Slope Aspect in Colorado | It All Depends on Your Perspective

History of Snowshoeing in America

Romance is in the Air for Ravens

The National Forest Service In Colorado in the Winter

Snow Snake? No, that's a Weasel!

Phenology: A Winter Hobby

Spruce Bark Beetle

The Triple Bottom Line

That's not a Reindeer! Elk, Deer, Moose & Bighorn Sheep in Colorado

Walking Mountains Blogs

Students to Stewards - Walking Mountains News, Hikes of the Week and events

Curious Nature - Learn about our wonderful environment

EVOM - El Rincón de EVOM (Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement)

Sustainability - Stay up to date with sustainability practices and new initiatives

Climate Action Collaborative - Follow the Collaborative's efforts to reduce carbon emissions in Eagle County 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 

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