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: Fireweed Wildflower Bloom

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 10, 2017 10:38:32 AM
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This showy pink bloom is a flower that comes with many stipulations! Fireweed is a pioneer species and is most readily observed in disturbed environments (ski areas, roadcuts, and construction areas) where it is the first to take root. Note how the buds bloom from the bottom up to the top of the plant. Legend has it, that when the top buds bloom, it is time to go back to school!

Check out our comprehensive Colorado Wildflower Guide he

School may be approaching, but our hikes will keep you active and exploring well into the fall! Click here to see a detailed schedule of our fall color hikes.

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