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

Alice Feagan Art Exhibit: The Wonder Seekers at A Taste of Nature Gala

Girls in Science: Igniting Curiosity and Shattering Stereotypes

Breathing Fresh Air into Education: More Than Just a Field Trip

Introducing the 2024-2026 Foley Graduate Fellowship Cohort

Tour the Pete and Pat Frechette Educator Community Housing

March 19th: Spring Equinox

From Paper to Practice: Creating and Implementing a New School Field Program

Foley Graduate Fellowship Personal Reflection

Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend

Graduate Fellow Passion Projects

Middle Schoolers Find Empowerment through Walking Mountains After School

Red Hill Elementary 5th Graders Embrace the Magic of Sweetwater

Summer Camp Hut Trip: Surviving Past & Present

Your Toddler Likes Nature Too!

2023 Summer Science Camp Recap

Foley Fellowship Graduation 2023

Not Your Typical Camp Counselor

End of School Year Gratitude

Summer Happenings at the Sowing Seeds Garden

Exploring Light & Sound with First Graders

Educating Middle School Students About our Changing Climate

Winter Hut Trip to Vance's Cabin w/ Battle Mountain High School

Research in Action: Foley Graduate Fellowship

We Are Squash in the Three Sisters Garden

Back to School with Walking Mountains

Four Ways to Support Your Child in the Outdoors

Teachers & Students: An Update from the Foley Graduate Fellows

Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule

Cleaning up after large Avon rain event yesterday

2021 Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule

Walking Mountains and EVLT Permanently Protect Land in Sweetwater

Hike Of The Week: Moose in Our Midst

Hike Of The Week: Backcountry Skiing... with no Backcountry Skis?

Hike Of The Week: Winter Wilderness Etiquette

Hike Of The Week: Tracking

Staff Spotlight: Rose Delles

2020 Annual Report

Staff Spotlight: Carrie Anderson

Staff Spotlight: Scott Dunn

Staff Spotlight: Kim Schlaepfer

The Science Behind Climate Change & Pika

Donor Perspective: Why I’m Matching My 2019 Support Dollar for Dollar

Hike Of The Week: Science Behind Your Watershed & River Restoration

Hike Of The Week: Iron Edge Loop

Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Hike Of The Week: Lost Lake

We're Committed to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Hike Of The Week: Backyard Backcountry Hiking Series!

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

Meet our 2020 Summer Staff!

Hike of the Week: June Creek

Hike of the Week: Endangered Species Week

Hike of the Week: Seasonal Trail Closures

Early Childhood Scavenger Hunt



Hike of the Week Trail Challenge: Animal Tracks


STEM at HOME-Technology

STEM at HOME-Engineering

Desafio al Aire Libre

Responsible Recreation

STEM at HOME-Make a Mess

STEM at HOME-Stuck Inside Science


Backyard Nature Challenge!

Walking Mountains Science Center is Closed Until Further Notice

Snowshoe Of The Week: Full Moon Snowshoe

Snowshoe Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Snowshoe Of The Week: Stories in the Snow

Staff Spotlight: Tessa Allen

Snowshoe Of The Week: Full Moon Snowshoe

Staff Spotlight: Kathleen O'Toole-Gilles

Snowshoe Of The Week: Tennessee Pass

Hike Of The Week: Miller Ranch Open Space

Staff Spotlight: Nina Waysdorf

Snowshoe Of The Week: Explore off the Trail

Hike Of The Week: Winter Preparedness

The Science Behind Concussions and Dizziness Treatments

Staff Spotlight: Aidan Goldie

Hike Of The Week: A Changing Landscape

Staff Spotlight: Nikki Maline

Hike Of The Week: Trail Closures

Staff Spotlight: Hannah Rumble

Hike Of The Week: Shoulder Season Hiking Tips

The Science Behind Horticultural Therapy

Staff Spotlight: Landyn Mills

Staff Spotlight: Megan Carter

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Fright at the Museum

Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Hike Of The Week: Whiskey Creek Loop

Hike Of The Week: Top Five Fall Color Hikes

Walking Mountains Expands Family Programs to Gypsum & Dotsero

Hike Of The Week: Tennessee Pass and Camp Hale

A Sustainable Transition Langmaid Joins Colorado Mountain College

Hike Of The Week: Martin Creek

Vail Pass Wildlife Byway Field Day

Hike Of The Week: Mystic Island

Hike Of The Week: Whitney Peak

Hike Of The Week: Seven Sisters Lakes

Hike Of The Week: Machinegun Ridge

The Science Behind Slacklining with GoPro Mountain Games

Hike Of The Week: Mulhall Lakes

Hike Of The Week: Iron Edge Loop

Hike Of The Week: Nolan Lake

Hiking with a Purpose: Volunteers Needed to Serve as Citizen Scientists

The Science Behind Sound and Vibrations

Hike Of The Week: Squaw Creek

Hike Of The Week: Bighorn Creek

A Taste of Nature is Fast Approaching

Hike Of The Week: Stagg Gulch

Walking Mountains Guided Vail & Beaver Creek Hiking Schedule

The Science Behind Yoga & Your Life

The Science Behind Wildlife Closures

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Mayflower Gulch Fremont Pass

The High Country Speaker Series: Rick Spitzer

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Avon Colorado Buck Creek Trail

A Nonprofit's Guide To Google Ad Grants

The Science Behind Balms & Lotions

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Maloit Park Minturn Colorado

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek Edwards Colorado

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Snowshoe McKenzie Gulch Near Sylvan Lake

Winter Forest Therapy Walk

20 Great Adventures: Blind Hike

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Meadow Mountain Minturn

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Colorado Trail Tennessee Pass

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Avon Colorado Overlook Trail

Snowshoe Hike Of The Week: Stagg Gulch Edwards Colorado

Science Behind Winter Weather And Climate with Dr. Jon Kedrowski

20 Great Adventures: Making Forts

Science Behind Weather

Hike Of The Week: Mackenzie Gulch Sylvan Lake

20 Great Adventures: Map Making With Kids

Hike Of The Week: Martin Creek Minturn

The Science Behind Permaculture

Hike Of The Week: Brown's Loop Yeoman Park East Brush Creek

20 Great Adventures: Geocaching

Hike Of The Week: Whitney Lake

The Farm at Knapp Ranch & Chef Kelly Liken Raise nearly $40,000 For Walking Mountains

Jane Goodall's Legacy Beyond Apes

Hike Of The Week: Red and White Mountain

Unwind In Nature With A Forest Bathing Therapy Program

The Science Behind Electric Vehicles

Hiking Through History McCoy Colorado Fossil Beds

Hike Of The Week: Lonesome Lake Holy Cross Wilderness

20 Great Adventures: Life is a Picnic

Hike Of The Week: Gore Lake East Vail Gore Range

The Science Behind Wildlife Biology with Bill Andree

Hike Of The Week: Big Park via Stagg Gulch & Squaw Creek

Hike Of The Week: Uneva Peak on Vail Pass

Take an Audio Tour of the Wilderness Surrounding I70

Hike Of The Week: Colorado Trail Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass

20 Great Adventures: Natural Boat Building

Hike Of The Week: Notch Mountain

The Science Behind Sound with Bravo!

Wilderness and Freedom

Check out a free Family Adventure Pack from Walking Mountains and the Library District

20 Great Adventures: Family Camping

Road Trips: Tennessee Pass to Leadville & Buena Vista

20 Great Adventures: Build A Garden Bed

20 Great Adventures: Pressing Flowers

Backcountry Guided Hiking Schedule Released in Vail Colorado

The Science Behind Ultraviolet Radiation

The Science Behind Gardening With What You Have

20 Great Adventures: Spring Cleaning - Not Just for your Closet

Walking Mountains Breaks Ground on New Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability

20 Great Adventures: Creek Critters!

The Science Behind Responsible Recycling

20 Great Adventures: Discover the Natural History of Eagle County

20 Great Adventures: Discover the Natural History of Eagle County

20 Great Adventures: Nature Journaling

The Science Behind the Ecology of the Body

Top 10 Reasons to Sign up for Summer Science Camp (In no particular order)

20 Great Adventures: DIY Bird Feeders

From 900 to over 127,000 people served annually in Walking Mountains’ 20 Year History

The Science Behind Performance Training

Walking Mountains Awards 2017 Volunteer of the Year

When Kids Grow Kale...They Eat Kale

20 Great Adventures: Make a Volcano

20 Great Adventures: Sit Spot

Walking Mountains Science Center Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Tours

Walking Mountains Science Center Announces Snowshoe Series with Icebreaker

Letting Curiosity Lead the Way - Girls in Science

GOCO Awards $1.4 Million to Increase Outdoor Recreation Opportunities in the Eagle River Valley

The Science Behind Coffee

The Science Behind Gore Creek Health

Alpine Bank Purchases $920,000 Tax Credit Certificate from Walking Mountains

The Science Behind Dry Needling

Hiking Through History Red Cliff Colorado

Fresh Off the Trail: Yarrow Wildflower Sighting

Fresh Off the Trail: Gentian Wildflower Sighting

YouthPower365 Transplants Sowing Seeds Program to Walking Mountains

Fresh Off the Trail: Fireweed Wildflower Bloom

Fresh Off the Trail: Monkshood Wildflower Sighting

Two-Day Mushroom Extravaganza

Fresh Off the Trail: Sky Pilot Wildflower Sighting

Fresh off the Trail: Paintbrush Sighting

The Science Behind A Good Hair Day

Walking Mountains Announces Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign at Annual Fundraiser

Fresh Off the Trail: Mariposa Lily Sighting