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

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Fresh Off the Trail: Monkshood Wildflower Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 3, 2017 1:52:54 PM
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Located in wet environments from the Front Range to the sub-alpine are the deep purple blooms of the monkshood wildflower (Aconitum Columbianum). These unique blooms are regularly mistaken for Larkspur, another common purple bloom in our area (Eagle County, Vail). Look for the distinct “hood” shape that encloses the flowers stamens allowing only a small entrance for pollinating insects.

While sprawling alpine views take the cake for timberline hikes, there is still lots to know about the flora and fauna closer to your feet. Our trained naturalists will take you to new heights, but also keep you grounded! Click here to see a detailed schedule of where you can adventure this summer!

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

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