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: Trail Closures

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Nov 5, 2019 9:20:00 AM
Winter certainly didn’t waste any time in coming to our mountains this year! As we turn our calendars to November, many of us have already ventured into the backcountry on our skis or snowshoes...
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Staff Spotlight: Hannah Rumble

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 1, 2019 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

Hike Of The Week: Shoulder Season Hiking Tips

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 29, 2019 4:46:00 PM
With snow consistently in the forecast for the next week, the fall hiking season seems to be coming to an end. However, for those still wanting to get out and stretch their legs good hiking can..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

The Science Behind Horticultural Therapy

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Join Walking Mountains Science Center and local certified horticultural therapist on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30pm for an insightful evening of exploring the greater power of gardening as a..
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Topics: The Science Behind Series

Staff Spotlight: Landyn Mills

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 25, 2019 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: Megan Carter

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 18, 2019 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

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Fright at the Museum

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Fright at the Museum is back! Don’t miss the scarily-fun family Halloween event of the season at Walking Mountains Science Center on October 26 from 1-5pm. The 7th year of Fright at the Museum..
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Topics: Kids Activities, Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Walking Mountains Science Center

Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 15, 2019 10:28:00 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: Whiskey Creek Loop

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM
The Eagle River valley is in the hart of peak foliage season—and with the first snow due in just a couple days, its time to squeeze in those last few fall colors hikes of 2019! One of my favorite..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Top Five Fall Color Hikes

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 26, 2019 12:01:02 PM
This year, our fall foliage season seems to be taking its cue from the calendar, and with the autumn equinox now behind us we are starting to see our forests turn to gold! Marked by crisp, cool..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Walking Mountains Expands Family Programs to Gypsum & Dotsero

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center will begin offering free family programs in Gypsum and Dotsero beginning September 25! Families with young children ages 3 to 6 are encouraged to come explore the..
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Topics: Earth Keepers, Press Release

Hike Of The Week: Tennessee Pass and Camp Hale

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM
As the aspens outside the window by my desk here at Walking Mountains Science Center are only just starting to show hints of yellow, it’s clear that fall is taking its time to arrive this year...
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes