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

Snowshoe Of The Week: Full Moon Snowshoe

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Mar 3, 2020 10:40:00 AM
Nathan Boyer-Rechlin

Another month, another full moon! (funny how that works). This Sunday, March 8th, Walking Mountains Science Center will be hosting our final Full Moon Experience snowshoe, the third in our winter long series. We would love you to join us for one final evening of hiking by moonlight, and experiencing Vail’s backcountry in a new light--all while staying warm by a backcountry fire!

This fun and unique program starts at 7:30 with a brief social half hour in Walking Mountains Science Center’s exhibit hall in Avon. Enjoy desserts catered by Foods at Vail & hot drinks before putting on our snowshoes and heading up the trail! After enjoying some tasty treats (and maybe taking some extra hot drinks along for the trail) we will begin our hike up Buck Creek, to a backcountry fire waiting just a mile up the trail. While taking in the moonlit views of Beaver Creek, Kayla Webber will introduce the group to forest bathing--and invite us to slow down and connect with this landscape in a new way. On a personal note--as someone who tends towards a more athletic approach to life in the mountains, this opportunity to slow down has been a special experience each time. After half an hour by the fire--we will begin the trek back down to the science center, where we will conclude by 10:00-10:30pm.

Whether clear skies and a full moon--or under snowing skies, this program is always a fun and unique experience, and is one of our favorite snowshoe programs here at the Science Center. This program is $35 per person and includes snowshoes, poles, light deserts, and hot drinks. To register visit www.walkingmountains.org/hike, and for more information on this program email Scott Dunn, Community Programs Coordinator,  scottd@walkingmountains.org. We hope to see you there!

Topics: Hike Of The Week, Backcountry Hikes

Nathan Boyer-Rechlin

Written by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin

Nathan is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Walking Mountains. Meet him on the trail for a hike!