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

Walking Mountains

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

Recent Posts

Walking Mountains Guided Vail & Beaver Creek Hiking Schedule

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 15, 2019 9:17:00 AM
Guided Vail Hikes for All Ability Levels Walking Mountains Science Center is excited to announce their 2019 summer & fall guided hiking programs. Now in their sixth year on the trails, Walking..
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Topics: Press Release, Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

The High Country Speaker Series: Rick Spitzer

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM
The High Country Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center, kicks off its 2019 schedule of presentations on Thursday, February..
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Topics: High Country Speaker Series

Winter Forest Therapy Walk

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Join Walking Mountains Science Center and local Forest Therapy guides for a relaxing and reinvigorating afternoon of making connections and diving in to our senses and natural surroundings. Forest..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

20 Great Adventures: Blind Hike

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 26, 2018 9:59:00 AM
When many people go hiking, they might be walking very quickly, with a large group of friends they are chatting with or even carrying a speaker playing music. In those circumstances, it is very..
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Topics: 20 Great Adventures

Letting Curiosity Lead the Way - Girls in Science

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 29, 2017 9:08:15 AM
Picture this, a room full of giggly girls, huddled around a white board and a large poster. The poster, taller than each of the girls, conveys a double helix structure snaking out like a ribbon..
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Topics: Girls in Science, School Programs

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

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 29, 2017 1:50:41 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center has successfully sold their tax credit certificate that was issued by the State of Colorado for the conservation easement that was placed on 3.5 acres of the 5.8..
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Topics: Our History, Press Release

Fresh Off the Trail: Yarrow Wildflower Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 24, 2017 2:58:01 PM
This all-season bloomer is one of the most recognizable, tastiest, and most useful of all native wildflowers. Yarrow blooms from early June through the end of the summer and is readily confused..
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Topics: Wildflower Update, Fresh Off The Trail

YouthPower365 Transplants Sowing Seeds Program to Walking Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 16, 2017 2:07:53 AM
For seven years, Sowing Seeds has introduced young students in Eagle County to the world of gardening, healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Stem by stem, leaf by leaf, hundreds of..
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Topics: Press Release, School Programs, Sowing Seeds

Fresh Off the Trail: Monkshood Wildflower Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 3, 2017 1:52:54 PM
Located in wet environments from the Front Range to the sub-alpine are the deep purple blooms of the monkshood wildflower (Aconitum Columbianum). These unique blooms are regularly mistaken for..
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Topics: Wildflower Update, Fresh Off The Trail

Fresh off the Trail: Paintbrush Sighting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 20, 2017 4:06:14 PM
It is the time of the year we like to play “find the color of the sunset!” and the easiest way is to look for the gorgeous paintbrush blooms. Check out the yellow alpine varieties on exposed..
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Topics: Wildflower Update, Fresh Off The Trail

Walking Mountains Announces Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign at Annual Fundraiser

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 14, 2017 1:20:31 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center hosted a sold out crowd of guests at their fundraising gala, A Taste of Nature, on Wednesday, July 12th. The evening celebrated another successful year of..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Our History, Press Release

Students Today - Stewards Tomorrow

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 3, 2017 9:26:55 AM
As mountain peaks lose their snowy caps, creeks and rivers rush with white water, and wildflowers fill meadows and woods with their vibrant color, we are once again embraced by summer as another..
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Topics: School Programs