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

Jaymee Squires

Jaymee Squires
Graduate Programs Director. Jaymee heads up graduate studies at Walking Mountains, she is a whiz with edible plants and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, canoeing and being outside.

Recent Posts

20 Great Adventures: Making Forts

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Nov 20, 2018 12:44:00 PM
Now that you’ve spent most of the year having outdoor adventures with us, you’ve probably found one or more special places to enjoy. Want to make them even more special? Try building a fort in..
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20 Great Adventures: Map Making With Kids

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Oct 20, 2018 12:17:00 PM
Last year, my young cousin visited me on his way driving from New York to Los Angeles. He explained that they would be driving to Salt Lake City after leaving my house. “Why Salt Lake City?” I..
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20 Great Adventures: Geocaching

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Sep 26, 2018 4:06:46 PM
Have you ever felt the excitement of a treasure hunt? A true mysterious treasure hunt, where you unravel clues and decipher codes to find an unknown bounty? Many of us haven’t searched for..
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Wilderness and Freedom

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 2, 2018 3:17:26 AM
When I think about the 4th of July and all that it celebrates about our great country, I can’t help but think about our system of public lands, and in particular, wilderness. In the state of..
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Topics: Curious Nature

Road Trips: Tennessee Pass to Leadville & Buena Vista

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 11, 2018 3:19:08 AM
It’s that time of year again when snow and ice are still covering the high country lakes and the rivers haven’t yet reached their peak. While mud season this year is not nearly as muddy as in some..
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Topics: Colorado Road Trips

20 Great Adventures: Pressing Flowers

Posted by Jaymee Squires on May 20, 2018 11:49:00 AM
April showers bring May flowers, and May is a great month to learn to press flowers! Some of the early season blooms, like spring beauties or violets form beautiful silhouettes when pressed flat...
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Fun With Sunlight

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 9, 2012 5:04:00 PM
Have you ever left clothing or colored paper out in the sunlight?I once left a dark blue skirt on the backseat of my car for several weeks (yes, I know, I should clean out my car more often). When I..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

Geocaching - You're Never Too Old to Play!

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 5, 2012 2:02:41 AM
Have you ever gone on a treasure hunt?
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities