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

Hike of the Week: June Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on May 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
And just like that, hiking season is upon us! For those of you that were in the valley last year--you’ll be aware of how stark a contrast this summer is setting up to be. While our snowpack peaked..
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Topics: Environmental Education, Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike of the Week: Endangered Species Week

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on May 12, 2020 8:59:00 AM
What do Colorado’s state animal, Governor Polis, and your backyard trail all have in common? Well, this week, quite a lot actually.   Set to coincide with both Colorado Public Lands Day on May..
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Topics: Environmental Education, Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike of the Week: Seasonal Trail Closures

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on May 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM
The seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ were developed 25 years ago, along with the Leave No Trace organization, to advocate for responsible recreation and help preserve wild spaces. They are a..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Early Childhood Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM
At Walking Mountains, we love scavenger hunts! They are a fun way for preschool aged children to move around, discover something new and learn along the way. Here are two fantastic scavenger hunts..
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Topics: Earth Keepers, Family Activities, Kids Activities

STEM at HOME-Summer STEM

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 1, 2020 1:46:19 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

STEM at HOME-Art in STEM

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 24, 2020 12:26:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

Hike of the Week Trail Challenge: Animal Tracks

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Apr 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM
As I sit here, just beginning to write this week’s ‘Hike of the Week’, I’m serenaded by the songs of what sounds like at least a dozen birds. I just finished reading an article about mountain..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

STEM at HOME-Outdoor STEM

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

STEM at HOME-Technology

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 10, 2020 4:00:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

STEM at HOME-Engineering

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 3, 2020 2:30:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

Desafio al Aire Libre

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 2, 2020 10:51:00 AM
Mientras practicamos el distanciamiento social durante estos tiempos turbulentos, no debemos dejar de aprender y salir a explorar. Al explorar con los desafíos al aire libre, por favor trate a los..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, Backyard Nature Challenge

Responsible Recreation

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Apr 1, 2020 2:37:00 PM
Many of us here in the valley do not need to be told about the mental health benefits of time spent in the wilderness. We live here because we experience it on a daily basis. However, since it is..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes