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

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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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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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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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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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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The Science Behind Climate Change & Pika

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 11, 2020 10:07:15 AM
Join us this Sunday, September 13 for our final Science Behind on the Trail hike of the summer! This free series of community hikes has explored the potential for wildlife underpasses on Vail..
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Hike Of The Week: Science Behind Your Watershed & River Restoration

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 11, 2020 10:48:00 AM
Living in a high desert climate, as all of Colorado falls into, water is the life blood of our communities. The snow that falls in our mountains each winter irrigates farms hundreds of miles..
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Hike Of The Week: Iron Edge Loop

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM
If you had to pick one hike in the Eagle Valley to experience a little of everything our mountains have to offer, the Iron Edge Loop would have to be that hike. Located outside of Eagle, past..
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Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 9, 2020 9:59:17 AM
Getting There: Take Lake Creek Road out of Edwards. When the road splits take the right fork, West Lake Creek Road, following the signs to the East and West Lake Creek Trailheads. Proceed past the..
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Hike Of The Week: Lost Lake

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jul 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM
Lost Lake near Vail is an excellent and accessible moderate hike to a gorgeous mountain lake. This hike is a great family full day hike, and is a more moderate trek than many lake hikes here in..
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Hike Of The Week: Backyard Backcountry Hiking Series!

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Walking Mountains introduces Backyard Backcountry series Beginning next week, Walking Mountains hiking programs are kicking off a brand new community hikes series and we hope you’ll join us! If..
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Hike Of The Week: The Walking Mountain Hiking Club Is Hitting the Trail Next Week!

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jun 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM
The other day, out on a trail just outside of Minturn, we were walking through a quiet aspen grove marveling at how green the mountains seemed, when I saw it--my first larkspur of 2020! I’m sure..
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