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

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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Hike Of The Week: Whiskey Creek Loop

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Oct 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM
The Eagle River valley is in the hart of peak foliage season—and with the first snow due in just a couple days, its time to squeeze in those last few fall colors hikes of 2019! One of my favorite..
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Hike Of The Week: Top Five Fall Color Hikes

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 26, 2019 12:01:02 PM
This year, our fall foliage season seems to be taking its cue from the calendar, and with the autumn equinox now behind us we are starting to see our forests turn to gold! Marked by crisp, cool..
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Hike Of The Week: Tennessee Pass and Camp Hale

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM
As the aspens outside the window by my desk here at Walking Mountains Science Center are only just starting to show hints of yellow, it’s clear that fall is taking its time to arrive this year...
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Hike Of The Week: Martin Creek

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 10, 2019 2:15:00 PM
Trail Name: Martin Creek Although days have been remaining hot, cooler morning are a daily reminder that fall is right around the corner. In some of the higher elevations, you can even start to..
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Hike Of The Week: Mystic Island

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Sep 3, 2019 2:12:00 PM
Trail Name: Mystic Island Mystic Island Lake and Lake Charles offer moderate hikes to a pair of stunning alpine lakes. Accessed from Brush Creek road, near Eagle, these lakes are a slightly..
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Hike Of The Week: Whitney Peak

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 27, 2019 2:09:00 PM
Trail Name: Whitney Peak Whitney Peak is an extension of last week’s Hike of the Week on the Seven Sisters Lakes and is one of the best all-around peak hikes in the Eagle River Valley. For those..
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Hike Of The Week: Seven Sisters Lakes

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Aug 20, 2019 1:27:00 PM
Trail Name: Seven Sister Lakes There are dozens of stunning alpine lakes to found in the mountains surrounding Vail. The East Vail trails all lead to spectacular destinations, if you can put up..
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