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

2021 Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM
The lengthening days and melting snow mean one thing for many of us in the Eagle Valley – hiking season! This summer Walking Mountains Science Center is excited to partner with a number of local..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Walking Mountains and EVLT Permanently Protect Land in Sweetwater

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 12, 2021 1:42:18 PM
Walking Mountains' Precourt Family Sweetwater Campus. Photo (C) Todd Winslow Pierce & Eagle Valley Wild
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Topics: Our History, Sweetwater

Hike Of The Week: Moose in Our Midst

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 16, 2021 11:17:00 AM
Only 20 years ago seeing a moose in Colorado was rare. But thanks to successful relocation efforts by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), upwards of 3,000 moose now call Colorado home. CPW..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

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

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM
Skiing was not something I grew up with. I am from southern Ohio where my main winter hobby consisted of drinking hot chocolate (and sledding when we actually had enough snow). When I moved to..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Winter Wilderness Etiquette

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 23, 2021 2:15:00 PM
Residents and visitors of the Eagle River Valley are fortunate to have trailheads leading into the Eagles Nest & Holy Cross Wilderness Areas at our doorsteps. Winter, with far fewer folks on the..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Hike Of The Week: Tracking

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM
As you drive from Minturn to Leadville you will come upon a unique location: Tennessee Pass. Tennessee pass not only designates the separation of the Mosquito and Sawatch mountain ranges but it..
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Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

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