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

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Walking Mountains

Walking Mountains
Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.

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The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM
According to tribal legend, the Southern Ute Indians have lived in the mountains of Colorado since the beginning of time. They hunted, fished, and foraged for food in a land of plenty for..
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Animal Tracks Tell A Story

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 6, 2020 9:27:47 AM
While it sometimes seems that winter is a quiet time in terms of animal activity, wildlife abounds all around us. It is true that many Eagle River Valley animal residents are hibernating or have..
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The Missing Lynx

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 14, 2019 9:32:00 AM
Where are the Lynx?The Canada lynx is protected under the Endangered Species Act, which makes encountering one in the wild an extremely unusual occurrence, especially here in Colorado. The lynx by..
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Civil Rights Remind Us that Cooperation Means Survival

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 21, 2019 11:09:00 AM
Civil rights are those that guarantee a person’s equal protection under the law and ensure participation in society without being discriminated against or repressed. It has taken, and continues to..
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Light & Shadow: Sun Dogs

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM
The shadows on these short days of winter are long and all encompassing. Sunlight glints off the surface of the crystalline snow, blinding us literally and figuratively with its brilliance. Even..
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The New Year Discrepancy

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 31, 2018 10:20:00 AM
The New Year didn’t always begin on January 1. In fact, most places didn’t start adopting this date as the start of the New Year until the late 1500s when the Gregorian calendar was introduced. It..
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20 Great Adventures: Nature Books

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 19, 2018 9:42:00 AM
There are so many reasons to read aloud to your children, it would be hard to list them all. Research has shown that reading together can boost a child’s vocabulary and comprehension, engage bonds..
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How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 10, 2018 10:46:00 AM
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and seen a bright light streaking across a background of twinkling stars, only for it to disappear as you frantically try to point it out to your friends..
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Nature Among Us

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 3, 2018 10:25:00 AM
It is easy to assume that the natural world around us is separate from human lifestyles. We travel hours, if not days away from our homes just to see a natural habitat or for the chance to see a..
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How Animals Prepare for Winter

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 25, 2018 12:36:00 PM
The winter is fast approaching as ski season begins. You might be preparing by digging your winter woolies out of the back of your closet, dusting off your skis, or stocking up on hot cocoa to..
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What Do Animals Do With Their Leftovers?

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 18, 2018 12:40:00 PM
As we prepare for the holiday season, we prepare for a time of feasting and the inevitable result… leftovers. When we have an abundance of food available, we tend to stash away the excess for a..
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The Misunderstood Animals of Halloween Horror Stories

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 28, 2018 12:23:00 PM
Lamps light the streets on this night, illuminating mysterious shadows lurking in the bushes. Children walk the paths, feeling mischievous as they decide to trick-or-treat homeowners. Faces of the..
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