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

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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20 Great Adventures: Making Forts

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Nov 20, 2018 12:44:00 PM
Now that you’ve spent most of the year having outdoor adventures with us, you’ve probably found one or more special places to enjoy. Want to make them even more special? Try building a fort in..
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20 Great Adventures: Map Making With Kids

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Oct 20, 2018 12:17:00 PM
Last year, my young cousin visited me on his way driving from New York to Los Angeles. He explained that they would be driving to Salt Lake City after leaving my house. “Why Salt Lake City?” I..
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20 Great Adventures: Geocaching

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Sep 26, 2018 4:06:46 PM
Have you ever felt the excitement of a treasure hunt? A true mysterious treasure hunt, where you unravel clues and decipher codes to find an unknown bounty? Many of us haven’t searched for..
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20 Great Adventures: Life is a Picnic

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 23, 2018 12:01:42 PM
When is the last time you took the opportunity to truly relax in nature?  With so many abundant recreational activities to take part in in Colorado it can be easy to forget to slow down and enjoy..
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20 Great Adventures: Natural Boat Building

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 25, 2018 9:27:47 AM
Summer is in full swing and Coloradoans are flocking to lakes, streams and rivers. If you are one of these people, chances are you have sent leaves, sticks or bark floating downstream.  Next time,..
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20 Great Adventures: Family Camping

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM
The snow is finally melting out of the higher elevations, and the backcountry is beginning to fill up with families and individuals ready to explore new and favorite haunts once again. That’s..
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20 Great Adventures: Build A Garden Bed

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 20, 2018 11:54:00 AM
Spring has sprung after what has felt like a short and especially lazy winter. You’re not quite ready to trek those still wet-with-snow, melting peaks, so what is an adventurer spirit to do during..
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20 Great Adventures: Pressing Flowers

Posted by Jaymee Squires on May 20, 2018 11:49:00 AM
April showers bring May flowers, and May is a great month to learn to press flowers! Some of the early season blooms, like spring beauties or violets form beautiful silhouettes when pressed flat...
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20 Great Adventures: Spring Cleaning - Not Just for your Closet

Posted by Rachel Zacher on Apr 25, 2018 9:44:36 AM
Spring has sprung and with that, it is time to think about the approaching fun of spring and summer! A common first step to prepare for summer for many people is to participate in the traditional..
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20 Great Adventures: Creek Critters!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 18, 2018 9:18:12 AM
There’s an entire world of small (macro to be precise) creatures (of the invertebrate variety) living between, beneath and attached to rocks, pebbles, sticks in a creek nearby. Take your family on..
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20 Great Adventures: Discover the Natural History of Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 28, 2018 9:51:25 AM
The history of a place or culture can illuminate many things – from simple facts about the past, to current laws, maps, and peoples, to how we view ourselves and our place within a larger..
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