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

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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Topics: Staff Spotlight

2020 Annual Report

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Dear Friends,
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Topics: Our History

Staff Spotlight: Carrie Anderson

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 6, 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..
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Topics: Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Scott Dunn

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 16, 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..
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Topics: Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Kim Schlaepfer

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 25, 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..
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Topics: Staff Spotlight