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

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

Vail Nature Center Hiking Schedule Announced

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 17, 2017 12:12:35 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center and the Vail Recreation District are thrilled to announce the summer hiking schedule with added trails, more peaks, and even more fun and learning on our public..
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Topics: Vail Nature Center, Backcountry Hikes

Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement Applies for GOCO Funding

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 12, 2017 2:15:10 AM
Students from Battle Mountain High School crowd around a tripod. The sun is setting and the temperature has dropped two-fold in the last hour, but they will have to withstand the cold a little..
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Topics: Press Release, Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement

Eagle County Collaboration Creates 100 Acre Conservation Easement at Walking Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 4, 2017 11:59:25 PM
In a place where adventure and learning never hibernate, you can add land preservation to that list. On Tuesday, December 20th, Walking Mountains Science Center purchased five acres of land next..
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Topics: Our History, Press Release

Work Worth Doing - Natural Resource Internship in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 1, 2016 1:41:15 AM
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”—Theodore Roosevelt
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Topics: School Programs, Internship

Vail Backcountry Snowshoe Tours Start December 1st

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 24, 2016 1:59:05 AM
You may not be digging out your house or car just yet, but the snow has finally arrived and that means it’s once again time to hit the trails! Back after an exceptional inaugural season, the..
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Topics: Snowshoe, Press Release