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Walking Mountains Science Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Secret Surprise Experience

When taking a day off from skiing, we ventured into the Center in Avon. The Center has some nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Georgetown, Delaware
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Outstanding private snow shoe guided hike

Our hotel arranged for a private guided snowshoe hike for our group of 6 with Peter - he promptly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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“beaver pond”(3 reviews)
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We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
+1 970-827-9725
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When taking a day off from skiing, we ventured into the Center in Avon. The Center has some nice environmental displays inside as well as some outdoor exhibits. However the secret surprise is they offer snowshoe nature tours on Vail mountain. We chose to do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel arranged for a private guided snowshoe hike for our group of 6 with Peter - he promptly picked us up, engaged with us to determine best location to take us, provided gear & led us on a fabulous snow shoe adventure filled with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the center a few times and can't say enough about the organization, staff and offerings. From summer and winter nature walks ( snow shoes in winter) to Beaver Creek on mountain nature ski orientation, this group gives one a chance to reflect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the afternoon walk with naturalist, Jamie. It was cold and rainy so we were the only two on the walk, but Jamie gave us the full hour walk loaded with interesting information about the local plants and animals. He even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SLisHappy
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stumbled upon the Vail location to find the free tours that this center offered. We did the Avon afternoon tour and the Holy Cross Mountain Meadow Tour. Both were great! Unfortunately, the Beaver tour had already filled up. If you are in the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Texans112
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a terrific local resource for learning about our Colorado wildlife. The campus is very well maintained, the exhibits are interesting, and they have an active outreach to local children. Check their website for upcoming hikes, lectures, and programs.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

My husband, 80 year old father and I enjoyed this place immensely. We went through the interactive museum, learning lots about the ecosystem in the area. My husband and I then went on the scenic overlook hike which was beautiful. We were there for about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great place for some hiking and birding. Beautiful grounds with flowers and a couple of feeders attracting hummers. There's a wetland area that brought a number of bird species. Wish they had provide some seed feeders to attract even more birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benjamin Y K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Carlee lead four of us on a great walk along Gore Creek in Vail - she was timely, knowledgeable about all kinds of features, and interested in what we wanted to learn. Discussed birds, flowers, trees, shrubs along with environmental concerns and solutions. Great walking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eppw47
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Great hike with Nathan! Incredible views ... even with just a modest effort. Nathan was informative, thoughtful and always willing to answer our group's many questions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louise W
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29 October 2016|
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Response from Walking M | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Unfortunately, we are closed today (Oct 29, 2016). We open on Monday at 9am and the Nature Walk will run at 2pm every day next week besides Sunday. Hope to see you soon!
8 September 2016|
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Response from Burleson F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have never visited in October. August was great. I imagine the Aspen trees would be beautiful at this time of year.
Susanne T
22 May 2016|
Response from Maggie H | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult at all. Just make sure you're wearing boots because the snow can get deep and might sink into your shoes.