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

Walking Mountains Blog

Back to School with Walking Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 6, 2022 1:03:52 PM
As the sound of summer campers exploring the Avon Tang Campus fades and the nights become cooler, the Youth Programs team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Our..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Four Ways to Support Your Child in the Outdoors

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 2, 2022 2:14:17 PM
Walking Mountains summer science camp is full of dynamic learning opportunities. We educators use science and nature together to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire stewardship of the natural world,..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Teachers & Students: An Update from the Foley Graduate Fellows

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 5, 2022 2:05:13 PM
Did you know that Walking Mountains’ Youth Program Educators are also graduate students in our Foley Graduate Fellowship?This summer, Walking Mountains will celebrate the graduation of our third..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 23, 2021 2:30:00 PM
As we prepare to say good bye to summer, the cooler temperatures and changing colors of fall bring some of the most picturesque scenery of the year to our valley. Wildlife begins moving from their..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Cleaning up after large Avon rain event yesterday

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 23, 2021 8:56:41 AM
Due to the rain event yesterday in Avon, we are closed this morning at the Avon Tang Campus while we clean up. Scheduled programming will resume however there is no visitor parking in the top parking..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Science Center, Our History

2021 Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM
The lengthening days and melting snow mean one thing for many of us in the Eagle Valley – hiking season! This summer Walking Mountains Science Center is excited to partner with a number of local..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Walking Mountains and EVLT Permanently Protect Land in Sweetwater

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 12, 2021 1:42:18 PM
Walking Mountains' Precourt Family Sweetwater Campus. Photo (C) Todd Winslow Pierce & Eagle Valley Wild
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Topics: Our History, Sweetwater

Hike Of The Week: Moose in Our Midst

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 16, 2021 11:17:00 AM
Only 20 years ago seeing a moose in Colorado was rare. But thanks to successful relocation efforts by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), upwards of 3,000 moose now call Colorado home. CPW introduced..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Backcountry Skiing... with no Backcountry Skis?

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM
Skiing was not something I grew up with. I am from southern Ohio where my main winter hobby consisted of drinking hot chocolate (and sledding when we actually had enough snow). When I moved to..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Winter Wilderness Etiquette

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 23, 2021 2:15:00 PM
Residents and visitors of the Eagle River Valley are fortunate to have trailheads leading into the Eagles Nest & Holy Cross Wilderness Areas at our doorsteps. Winter, with far fewer folks on the..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Tracking

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM
As you drive from Minturn to Leadville you will come upon a unique location: Tennessee Pass. Tennessee pass not only designates the separation of the Mosquito and Sawatch mountain ranges but it also..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Staff Spotlight: Rose Delles

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program..
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Topics: Staff Spotlight