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

Fresh Off the Trail: Mariposa Lily Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 13, 2017 12:43:13 PM
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There are many varieties of mariposa lily found in the Rocky Mountains but all are members of the Calochortus genus. In Greek, Kalos means beautiful and Chortos, means grass and thus, the mariposa lily is named for its gorgeous bloom and thin, grass like leaves and stem. Some people also refer to mariposa lilies as sego lilies, whereas “sego” is a Shoshonean word for edible bulb. The bulbs are generally sweet and are credited with keeping many settlers alive as other, introduced crops failed.

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2017 Full Day Hikes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (6/6 – 9/1)
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2017 Family Hikes (6/8-10/5)
Summer Hikes: Thursdays | 9:00am – 1:00pm (6/8-8/31)
Fall Color Hikes: Wednesday & Thursdays | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (9/6-10/5)

Topics: Wildflower Update, Fresh Off The Trail

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