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: Parry's Primrose Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 6, 2017 9:44:59 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center

Named for Charles Parry, the famous collector of western plants, these bright magenta blooms are common in the early summer in wet environments. Parry first observed these flowers in 1861 “near the headwaters of Clear Creek” Colorado. The showy blooms might catch your eye but don’t bother touching these flowers, the slightest touch will release a putrid odor from the oils in the leaves.

Check out our comprehensive Colorado Wildflower Guide here!

Don't get caught off guard with a stinky, itchy, or thorny plants! Explore the backcountry with an expert guide who knows almost as much about flowers as he does about the trail! Click here to see a detailed schedule of the trails we're traversing this summer and fall.

2017 Full Day Hikes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (6/6 – 9/1)
Tuesdays & Fridays (9/5 – 10/31)

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

Walking Mountains Science Center

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Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.