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

Arbor Day: Plant Responsibly

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 12, 2021 8:30:00 AM
All bark but no bite, trees are arguably one of the most important natural resources on the planet. Forests are the lungs of the world, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during..
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Right-Sided Sidehill Wampahoofus Spotted in Eagle Valley

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM
In the early hours of Monday morning local resident Kelly Luebbering spotted a rare sight: a right-sided sidehill wampahoofus scaling the cliffs above Minturn. “I was out for my morning run when I..
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Driving into the Past: The Geologic Formations at Wilmore Lake

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 15, 2021 11:13:49 AM
Chances are you have driven past Wilmore Lake in Edwards a time or two. Some of you may even drive past this destination every single day. But how many of us have stopped to experience the “scenic..
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Where Are Our Insects in Winter?

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 1, 2021 9:34:35 AM
Beautiful butterflies fly from flower to flower looking for nectar; grasshoppers hop around clicking as they go; and dragonflies fly close to ponds and other water sources in search of mosquitos..
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The Top of Colorado's Aquatic Food Chain is the River Otter!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM
If you’ve seen a slinky-like creature hanging around the water in the winter time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a river otter! Unlike people, river otters and other semi-aquatic animals don’t..
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Ode to a Bristlecone Pine

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 10, 2021 4:00:00 PM
510 BCE: Rising from a mountain’s shallow soil, a bristlecone pine begins its life. This Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is one of the oldest trees in the world, only outlived by its cousin the..
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History of Lionshead Rock in Minturn, Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Today, Colorado's mountainous interior experiences four distinct seasons thanks to a temperate climate. However, 325 million years ago and roughly 100 million years before the existence of the..
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Mystery and History of the Gray Wolf in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 18, 2021 10:28:00 AM
The Gray Wolf once roamed freely throughout more than two-thirds of the United States. However, they were extirpated (locally extinct) from most areas of the U.S. when settlers from Europe came to..
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Winter Stargazing

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 11, 2021 10:26:00 AM
Have you ever gazed into the sky on a crisp Colorado night? This winter can be the perfect time to go out and test your knowledge of the night sky. Here in the Eagle Valley, our numerous sunny..
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Subnivean Zone: Life Under the Snow

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 4, 2021 8:15:00 AM
Imagine this… You awake to another typical winter day where the dim light filters its way into your home. Your thermostat reads a steady and consistent temperature in spite of the frigid..
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Ogres & Avalanches: State of Our Snowpack

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM
“Ogres are like *the snowpack*. They have layers” –Shrek the ski-bum. Drawing misquotes and connections from a 2001 animated comedy to introduce an article on winter snowpack may seem like a..
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Seasonal Trail Closures

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM
Hiking in Colorado is a year-round experience for many avid outdoor enthusiasts even in the winter when snow provides an extra obstacle for outdoor recreation. However, you may notice areas with..
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