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

Peter Suneson

Peter Suneson
Peter Suneson is the Community Outreach Coordinator and manages the backcountry hiking and snowshoeing programs at Walking Mountains Science Center. He invites you out on the trail with him to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of our local trails (just not his boots!).

Recent Posts

Hike Of The Week: Whitney Lake

Posted by Peter Suneson on Sep 18, 2018 9:26:57 AM
Trail Name: Whitney Lake Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at the most scenic time of..
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Hike Of The Week: Red and White Mountain

Posted by Peter Suneson on Sep 5, 2018 12:54:15 PM
Trail Name: Red & White Mountain via Buck Creek or Wildridge Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful..
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Hike Of The Week: Lonesome Lake Holy Cross Wilderness

Posted by Peter Suneson on Aug 28, 2018 8:52:43 AM
Trail Name: Lonesome Lake Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at the most scenic time of..
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Hike Of The Week: Gore Lake East Vail Gore Range

Posted by Peter Suneson on Aug 22, 2018 9:19:47 AM
Trail Name: Gore Creek Trail to Gore Lake Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at the most..
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Hike Of The Week: Big Park via Stagg Gulch & Squaw Creek

Posted by Peter Suneson on Aug 15, 2018 9:28:28 AM
Trail Name: Big Park via Stagg Gulch/ Squaw Creek trails Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful..
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Hike Of The Week: Uneva Peak on Vail Pass

Posted by Peter Suneson on Aug 7, 2018 11:10:03 AM
Trail Name: Uneva Peak on Vail Pass Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at the most scenic..
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Hike Of The Week: Colorado Trail Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass

Posted by Peter Suneson on Jul 30, 2018 4:08:34 PM
Trail Name: Colorado Trail, Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at..
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Hike Of The Week: Notch Mountain

Posted by Peter Suneson on Jul 23, 2018 9:54:52 AM
Trail Name: Notch Mountain Walking Mountains' weekly hikes are hand picked by our hiking guides and environmental educators to get you out on the most beautiful trails at the most scenic time of..
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Hiking on Mountains, with Walking Mountains in Vail

Posted by Peter Suneson on Sep 23, 2014 3:31:41 PM
When I learned that my duties th Sunesonis summer primarily revolved around guiding backcountry hikes throughout the Eagle Valley I was stunned. Not that I’d be waking up at 5 o’clock in the..
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