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

From Paper to Practice: Creating and Implementing a New School Field Program

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 5, 2024 1:00:35 PM
Nine students huddled around the outdoor learning laboratory, working in small groups to build models of living communities in specific climates. I felt an unexpected burst of excitement as I..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Foley Graduate Fellowship Personal Reflection

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 2, 2024 12:54:34 PM
In the summer of 2021, I embarked on a journey with Walking Mountains as a seasonal Summer Naturalist. Little did I know that this adventure would eventually lead me to the Foley Graduate..
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Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 5, 2023 10:51:00 AM
The Walking Mountains community is sad to report that we lost a longtime colleague and friend, Tom Gaylord, in November. Tom was the Director of the Vail Nature Center for nearly 20 years and was..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Graduate Fellow Passion Projects

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 5, 2023 10:18:02 AM
The Youth Programs team has been busy this fall! As of November 8th, we’ve taught 1,443 students! As winter creeps in, it’s time for a seasonal shift in our work. We’re starting to plan for..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Middle Schoolers Find Empowerment through Walking Mountains After School

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 7, 2023 11:37:50 AM
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Red Hill Elementary 5th Graders Embrace the Magic of Sweetwater

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 3, 2023 12:32:41 PM
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Summer Camp Hut Trip: Surviving Past & Present

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 5, 2023 1:29:41 PM
Summer Science Campers at Walking Mountains Science Center had the opportunity to learn about the Ute People and their survival skills from a 10th Mountain Division hut during a program designed and..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Your Toddler Likes Nature Too!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 4, 2023 10:54:42 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center programs include interests of all ages. The youngest program, Nature Tykes, begins for toddlers 6 months old and ranges to 3 years old. The nature-focused program..
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2023 Summer Science Camp Recap

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 1, 2023 11:18:35 AM
In the blink of an eye, Walking Mountains Science Center's 2023 summer science camp season is nearly over. From learning how Colorado was formed from an ancient sea to looking at the inner workings..
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Topics: Environmental Education, School Programs, Staff Spotlight

Foley Fellowship Graduation 2023

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 3, 2023 4:02:20 PM
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Not Your Typical Camp Counselor

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 6, 2023 6:09:05 AM
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Summer Happenings at the Sowing Seeds Garden

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 2, 2023 1:36:24 PM
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