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
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..
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Snowshoe Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Feb 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM
With light fresh snow falling today, and sunshine in the forecast tomorrow—it’s the perfect time to get out on one of Walking Mountains’ favorite snowshoe trails! East Lake Creek features a..
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Snowshoe Of The Week: Stories in the Snow

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Feb 11, 2020 1:52:12 PM
Have you ever taken the time to read stories in the snow? When we’re ripping through fresh snow at the ski resort, or pushing our heart rates on the skin track (maybe with music blaring through..
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Snowshoe Of The Week: Full Moon Snowshoe

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Feb 5, 2020 1:52:38 PM
Have you ever had the experience of visiting a familiar place, maybe for the 10th or 100th time, and noticing something you’ve never seen before? For me, if I’m paying attention, I get this..
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Snowshoe Of The Week: Tennessee Pass

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jan 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Trail Name: Tennessee Pass Tracks.   One of the joys of getting out on the trail in the winter is that everything leaves a track! While many animals migrate south for the winter, spend the cold..
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Hike Of The Week: Miller Ranch Open Space

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jan 14, 2020 11:15:00 AM
Trail Name: Miller Ranch Open Space.
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Snowshoe Of The Week: Explore off the Trail

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Jan 6, 2020 2:04:00 PM
One of the beautiful aspects of snowshoeing is that it lets us leave our own tracks and exploration isn’t limited by trails. Just like the jackrabbit tracks that seem to aimlessly meander around..
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Hike Of The Week: Winter Preparedness

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Dec 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Happy December everyone! With fresh snow from the last round of storms glistening on the ground--it is a great week to make sure you’re all set to get out and enjoy it. As our snowpack continues..
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Hike Of The Week: A Changing Landscape

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Nov 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
A Changing Landscape: Be prepared for winter backcountry recreation! It’s truly amazing what a differences a few days can make to our mountain landscape! As the clouds lift from this past storm..
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Hike Of The Week: Trail Closures

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Nov 5, 2019 9:20:00 AM
Winter certainly didn’t waste any time in coming to our mountains this year! As we turn our calendars to November, many of us have already ventured into the backcountry on our skis or snowshoes...
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Hike Of The Week: Shoulder Season Hiking Tips

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 29, 2019 4:46:00 PM
With snow consistently in the forecast for the next week, the fall hiking season seems to be coming to an end. However, for those still wanting to get out and stretch their legs good hiking can..
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Hike Of The Week: East Lake Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 15, 2019 10:28:00 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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