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

A Sustainable Transition Langmaid Joins Colorado Mountain College

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 13, 2019 2:14:00 PM
Dr. Kim Langmaid, the Founder and Vice President of Sustainability at Walking Mountains Science Center, has accepted a position as associate professor of sustainability studies at Colorado..
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Topics: Our History, Press Release

Hike Of The Week: Martin Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 10, 2019 2:15:00 PM
Trail Name: Martin Creek Although days have been remaining hot, cooler morning are a daily reminder that fall is right around the corner. In some of the higher elevations, you can even start to..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Vail Pass Wildlife Byway Field Day

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 9, 2019 9:43:23 AM
Have you ever wondered why wildlife cross the road and what you can do to help them do it safely? Join Summit County Safe Passages’ partners to learn more about efforts to reconnect important..
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Topics: Volunteers

Hike Of The Week: Mystic Island

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 3, 2019 2:12:00 PM
Trail Name: Mystic Island Mystic Island Lake and Lake Charles offer moderate hikes to a pair of stunning alpine lakes. Accessed from Brush Creek road, near Eagle, these lakes are a slightly..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Whitney Peak

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 27, 2019 2:09:00 PM
Trail Name: Whitney Peak Whitney Peak is an extension of last week’s Hike of the Week on the Seven Sisters Lakes and is one of the best all-around peak hikes in the Eagle River Valley. For those..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Seven Sisters Lakes

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 20, 2019 1:27:00 PM
Trail Name: Seven Sister Lakes There are dozens of stunning alpine lakes to found in the mountains surrounding Vail. The East Vail trails all lead to spectacular destinations, if you can put up..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Machinegun Ridge

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 13, 2019 1:22:00 PM
Trail Name: Machinegun Ridge Alpine flowers are finally coming into their peak in the Eagle River Valley, and there is no better place to find them than Machine Gun Ridge. This moderate hike..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

The Science Behind Slacklining with GoPro Mountain Games

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 8, 2019 12:05:00 PM
Slacklining is a sport and art that can be a balance training, recreation, and a moving meditation. It is similar, at first glance, to tightrope walking, and is accomplished by stretching and..
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Topics: The Science Behind Series

Hike Of The Week: Mulhall Lakes

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 6, 2019 1:19:00 PM
Trail Name: Mulhall Lakes Last week found the hiking guides at Walking Mountains Science Center scrambling for a plan B. Our scheduled hike, the ever popular Missouri Lakes Loop, is currently..
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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 30, 2019 1:14:00 PM
Trail Name: Iron Edge Loop 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..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Nolan Lake

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 23, 2019 2:46:00 PM
Trail Name: Squaw Creek While many of the high alpine lakes in the Vail area remain covered in snow and ice, Nolan Lake near Fulford is ice free and ready for a mid-summer dip! 
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hiking with a Purpose: Volunteers Needed to Serve as Citizen Scientists

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 23, 2019 10:51:00 AM
Volunteers can help scientists understand how climate change is affecting the American pika in the White River National Forest Avon, CO-- Hikers are needed to volunteer to collect data to help..
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Topics: Volunteers