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Vail Nature Center

The Vail Nature Center is closed for the 2015/16 winter season.
Please check back in spring 2016 for next summer’s hours!

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. NEW this year you can take the in-town bus to the Nature Center stop on Vail Valley Drive!

601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657 | (970) 479-2291
Click here for directions.

Programs offered at this location

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Art in Nature

Custom Private Programs

Evening Beaver Pond Tours

Learn to Think Like a Trout

Morning Bird Walks

Nature Walks

Photo Safari

S’mores and More

Scenic Storytime

Stories in the Sky

Vail Creekside Nature Tours

Vail Valley Backcountry Hikes

Wildflower Walks