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

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

The Science Behind Climate Change & Pika

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 11, 2020 10:07:15 AM
Join us this Sunday, September 13 for our final Science Behind on the Trail hike of the summer! This free series of community hikes has explored the potential for wildlife underpasses on Vail..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Donor Perspective: Why I’m Matching My 2019 Support Dollar for Dollar

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 17, 2020 9:42:00 AM
When my portfolio plummeted in March, my initial reaction was to scale back. Then I had a conversation with Walking Mountains’ Patty White. Patty opened my eyes to the uphill battle that..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Walking Mountains Science Center, Our History

Hike Of The Week: Science Behind Your Watershed & River Restoration

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 11, 2020 10:48:00 AM
Living in a high desert climate, as all of Colorado falls into, water is the life blood of our communities. The snow that falls in our mountains each winter irrigates farms hundreds of miles..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Iron Edge Loop

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM
If you had to pick one hike in the Eagle Valley to experience a little of everything our mountains have to offer, the Iron Edge Loop would have to be that hike. Located outside of Eagle, past..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 9, 2020 9:59:17 AM
Getting There: Take Lake Creek Road out of Edwards. When the road splits take the right fork, West Lake Creek Road, following the signs to the East and West Lake Creek Trailheads. Proceed past the..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Lost Lake

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM
Lost Lake near Vail is an excellent and accessible moderate hike to a gorgeous mountain lake. This hike is a great family full day hike, and is a more moderate trek than many lake hikes here in..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

We're Committed to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center stands in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community and those advocating for social justice. From the backyard to the..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Science Center, Our History

Hike Of The Week: Backyard Backcountry Hiking Series!

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Walking Mountains introduces Backyard Backcountry series Beginning next week, Walking Mountains hiking programs are kicking off a brand new community hikes series and we hope you’ll join us! If..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes