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: 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

Hike Of The Week: The Walking Mountain Hiking Club Is Hitting the Trail Next Week!

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jun 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM
The other day, out on a trail just outside of Minturn, we were walking through a quiet aspen grove marveling at how green the mountains seemed, when I saw it--my first larkspur of 2020! I’m sure..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Meet our 2020 Summer Staff!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 4, 2020 8:51:00 AM
Our summer staff for 2020 has arrived! Every year we welcome seasonal staff to work in diverse roles of the organization. Three positions that we hire for are:  Naturalists, who work directly with..
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Topics: Earth Keepers, Nature Discovery Center, Vail Nature Center, Walking Mountains Science Center, Employment, Internship, Staff Spotlight

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