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

Snowshoe Of The Week: Tennessee Pass

Hike Of The Week: Miller Ranch Open Space

Staff Spotlight: Nina Waysdorf

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

Vail Certified as First Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination in the World

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

Vail to be Assessed as the First Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S.

Fresh Off the Trail: Parry's Primrose Sighting

Students Today - Stewards Tomorrow

Hiking Through History Fulford Colorado

Fresh Off the Trail: Stonecrop Wildflower Sighting

Walking Mountains to Honor Alan Danson and Jason Glass

Fresh off the Trail: Wild Blue Flax Wildflower Sighting

Fresh off the Trail: Fairy Slipper Wildflower Sighting

Support Walking Mountains

Vail Nature Center Hiking Schedule Announced

Beth Markham Wins 2016 VVP Young Professional of the Year

Walking Mountains Science Center Earns Fifth Straight Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement Applies for GOCO Funding

The Science Behind Barbecue and Smoking with Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que

Science Questions Answered by Girls In Science Students!

Unique Outdoor Internship Opportunities for High School Students

The Science Behind Medicinal Herbs with Briana Wiles

Outdoor Summer Science Camps Inspire Colorado Children

Transforming Students Attitudes With Natural Science Education

The Science Behind Avalanches

Eagle County Collaboration Creates 100 Acre Conservation Easement at Walking Mountains

The Science Behind Honey Bees

Work Worth Doing - Natural Resource Internship in Colorado

Vail Backcountry Snowshoe Tours Start December 1st

Walking Mountains Science Center Annual Report

The Science Behind Nature Photography

The Science Behind Neurology

Fright at The Museum - Walking Mountains Gone Mad!

Walking Mountains Science Center's STEM Program Receives National Accreditation

Walking Mountains Science Center Preparing for Fall Colors Guided Hikes on the Hiking Trails!

The Science Behind Hunting

Walking Mountains Science Center’s Avon Campus Celebrates Five Years

The Science Behind Stem Cell Therapy

Why Kids Love Hut Trips

Science Behind Hemp

Walking Mountains Hosts Another Sold-Out “A Taste of Nature” Gala

Walking Mountains to Honor Ann Smead and Matt Donovan

Walking Mountains Science Center Officially Adopts Buck Creek Trail

The Science Behind Bicycle Mechanics Program

That's a Wrap! 2015/16 Eagle Valley School Programs in Review

Rescue Summer From The Indoors: Guided Colorado Backcountry Hiking Schedule Announced

Walking Mountains Science Center Earns 2015 Best Place to Work

The Science Behind Spring Detoxes

Community Effort to Engage Youth in the Outdoors Kicks Off For GOCO

Rescuing Summer with Summer Science Camps in Colorado

The Science Behind Fat

Avon In-School Science Programs: Connecting Lessons and the Real World

Walking Mountains Science Center Receives $1 Million Endowment for Staff Professional Development

The Science Behind Fermented Foods

Fellowship and Masters Degree Education in the Mountains

Science Behind Radon

The Teaching Students: Graduate Fellows

Walking Mountains Sustainability's Melissa Kirr Awarded the Vail Centre For Sustainability Torch Award

Building Bridges with Community Partners

Introducing The Electrifying Twins of Girls in Science

Science Behind Skiing

A Time of Giving: Year End Donations Help Eagle County Students

NEW Guided Snowshoe Excursions and Adventures in Vail Colorado

Teachers and Students Take the Eco-Schools Challenge In Eagle County

Science Behind Lotions and Balms

Cultivating STEM Rock Stars

Science Behind Canning

Walking Mountains Science Center Purchases Sweetwater Property from Vail Mountain School

Science Behind Mushrooms

Walking Mountains Science Center Raises Over $450,000 in One Night

Science Behind Sound

Donations Come in Many Different Forms

Eagle County High School Students Monitor Stream Health for the Forest Service

Science Behind Ayurveda

New Natural Playground at Avon Science Center

Walking Mountains Science Center Partners with Eagle County Schools to Take Science Outside for over 3,500 local youth

School's Out - Camp On!

Walking Mountains Science Center Awarded 2014 Nonprofit of the Year

Explore the Science Behind Fly Tying

Walking Mountains Science Center to receive Public Health and Environment Champion Award

Science Behind Cloud Seeding

Vail Summer Adult Guided Backcountry Hiking Schedule Released

Inspiring Students to Reduce Their School's Energy Usage

Explore the Science Behind Sugar

The Science Behind Natural Cleaners

Science Behind Interior Design

Vail Displays Commitment to Environmental Sustainability During 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

The Science Behind High Altitude Baking

The Science Behind Pain

Colorado High School Students Monitor Stream Health for the Forest Service

The Science Behind Sugar


Hiking on Mountains, with Walking Mountains in Vail

The Science Behind Home Brewing

The Science Behind Music with Third Coast Percussion

The Science Behind Allergies

The Science Behind Xeriscaping

The Science Behind Perfume

The Science Behind Beer and Fermentation

The Science Behind Phytonutrients

The Science Behind Neurofeedback

The Science Behind Influenza

Vail Valley Preschool Programs

The Science Behind Homemade Wine

Walking Mountains Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day!

The Science Behind Women's Ski Equipment

The Science Behind Tea

The Science Behind Papermaking

The Science Behind Foraging

Preschool & Early Childhood Programs at Walking Mountains

The Science Behind Achieving and Maintaining Peak Performance

The Science Behind Cheese Making

Forest Service Research Project Offers College Credits and Paid Internship in Vail

The Science Behind Container Gardening

Walking Mountains Vail Summer Camp Scholarships Available

Free Vail Snowshoe Tours Daily!

The Science Behind Stem Cell Treatment for Joint Pain

Avon Elementary Secures National Blue Ribbon School Award

Ways to Give to Walking Mountains

Walking Mountains to Participate in Colorado Gives Day

The Science Behind Personal Water Filtration Systems

Discover the Healing Power of Medicinal Plants

Fun With Sunlight

Wildflowers on Shrine Mountain

How to Make Solar Oven S'mores

Geocaching - You're Never Too Old to Play!

Sprouts for Sprouts: Kids Gardening Activity

Forest Service Research Project Offers College Credits and Paid Internship For Colorado High School Students

The Science Behind River Dynamics and Rafting

The Science Behind Sports Medicine

Vail Summer Camps Allow Kids to Explore Nature

Vail Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

The Science Behind How and Why We Go Gluten-Free

Fun Halloween Games and Crafts from Nat Geo!

Walking Mountains Campus Construction Update

Nature Nook Mural Update

Walking Mountains Science Center to Participate in Colorado Gives Day – Tuesday, December 6th

Mountain Lion Mural Moves Along in the Nature Nook

Nature Nook at Walking Mountains Science Center Begins to Take Shape

Science Classroom in Avon Gets a Green Roof

Walking Mountains Accepted by GivingFirst.org – Colorado’s Resource for Worthwhile Charities

Solar Panels Installed at the New Science Center

Lesson Plan (all ages): How to Identify Animal Prints and Track Patterns

Vail Nature Center Tours and Activities

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Vail

Senator Udall Visits New Walking Mountains Campus

The First Signs of Spring in Vail, CO!

It's a Great Time for Birders in Vail

Springtime Outdoor Activities for Kids - A Compilation

Girls In Science Program Improves 3-5 Graders Understanding of Science

Walking Mountains ReBRAND Internationally Recognized

Walking Mountains Campus Gets Recognition from Interior Design Magazine

Great Sand Dunes National Park Visit

Sandhill Cranes Photo Review

Sandhill Cranes Migration, San Luis Valley Colorado

Achieving LEED Platinum Certification in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Campus On Track to Earn LEED Platinum Certification

New Walking Mountains Science Center "Drys-In"