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

Peter Suneson

Peter Suneson
Peter Suneson is the Community Outreach Coordinator and manages the backcountry hiking and snowshoeing programs at Walking Mountains Science Center. He invites you out on the trail with him to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of our local trails (just not his boots!).

Recent Posts

Walking in the Woods

Posted by Peter Suneson on Jul 10, 2017 2:26:34 AM
The snow has finally melted off our favorite trails, the alpine forget-me-nots are poking their brilliant blue flowers out of pincushions on the most remote peaks, and the smells, sights, and..
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History of Snowshoeing in America

Posted by Peter Suneson on Feb 27, 2017 1:09:57 AM
It is getting to the point in the ski season where the vert is beginning to stack up and the sun is rendering our favorite slopes virtually bulletproof. What this means, is that it’s time to take..
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Go With the Flow: Choose Where to Recreate Based on the Conditions of the Trail

Posted by Peter Suneson on Apr 11, 2016 2:39:27 AM
Spring is here! Pack the powder skis, grease the sprockets, and oil the hiking boots because it’s time to hit the trail! As Eagle Valley residents, most of us are chomping at the bit for the next..
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