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Vail Nature Center – OPEN!

2017 Summer Operating Hours (June 10th – September 4th)
Monday – Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

NEW this summer, we’re open later!

A 1940s homestead perched between a mountain meadow and the forested bank of Gore Creek houses the Vail Nature Center. This seven-acre facility, in the heart of Vail, is a tranquil gem to explore the web of trails along Gore Creek or come inside to learn from the exhibits and knowledgeable staff. Programs include: hiking, birding tours, beaver pond tours, wildflower viewing, stargazing, and creekside nature tours. All ages, donations accepted. Skip driving and take the in-town bus to the Soccer Fields stop on Vail Valley Drive to visit.

601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657 | (970) 479-2291
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Programs offered at this location

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Art in Nature

Custom Private Programs

Discovery at Dusk

Early Bird (Morning) Bird Walks

Evening Beaver Pond Tours

Learn to Think Like a Trout

Nature Walks & Hikes

Pulling Together: Volunteer Days

Stories in the Sky

Vail Creekside Nature Tours

Vail Valley Backcountry Hikes

Wildflower Walks