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

Creatures of the Night

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM
The following is based on true events… you can decide where the lines of reality fade. I had been up that road a million times. The mountain felt like home; full of memories of friends enjoying..
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Have you Smelled It? Fall is in the Air!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 12, 2020 8:15:00 AM
It hits without warning: one late summer day while walking outside, you inhale a crisp, familiar scent, and it becomes apparent that Fall is in the air! I’ve always loved the smells of Fall,..
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Romance in the Rut: Moose Mating Season is Finally Here!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM
While weather in the mountains is getting cooler, things are heating up for the giants of the deer family: moose. In September and October, a bull moose’s bellows can be heard for miles as they..
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Exploring Our Curious Nature in 2020

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM
Anyone else itching to explore their curious nature… somewhere else? Like most of us, I love all that the Eagle River Valley has to offer, especially its people. However, there is nothing quite..
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Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM
Fall is both one of my most and least favorite times of year. I really enjoy early fall when the weather is warm and the hillsides are covered with a rainbow of yellow, red, green, and orange..
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Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 7, 2020 8:15:00 AM
For humans, Labor Day is a bittersweet indication that summer is coming to a close. We use that final long weekend to savor the sunshine with one last trip to the lake or the pool. Perhaps we’re..
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Behold! Bountiful Edible Berries in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 31, 2020 8:15:00 AM
As summer presses on, some of nature’s sweetest treats are ripe for the picking. Wild berries are a delicious and nutritious staple to both humans and animals alike. It is no coincidence that..
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Stewards of the "Community"

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Ethics… the sound of the word sends us whirling into flashbacks from classes in high school and college. It is defined as “moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an..
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It’s Almost Time to Harvest Pine Nuts

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 17, 2020 8:15:00 AM
While there is still time to enjoy the last days of summer, soon days will become shorter and a new season will be upon us. Fall’s cooler temperatures make the perfect time to explore Western..
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Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM
August 1 marked the Centennial State’s 144th birthday and the observance of Colorado Day. Our scenic beauty, friendly communities and outdoor sports make this a day worth celebrating. Another..
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Leave No Trace

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 27, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Frequently visitors to Walking Mountains Science Center and my friends alike tell me stories about their disappointing camping experiences. In these experiences, someone arrives at a beautiful..
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Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM
If you’ve had the chance to go hiking this summer in the Colorado Rockies, you may have noticed the myriad of wildflowers rising from their sleepy slumbers to adorn the meadows and slopes of our..
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