Join Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle County Historical Society for a full day of hiking and history as we check out two of Eagle Valley’s most infamous landmarks. Guides from Walking Mountains will lead participants through the White River National Forest exploring the natural resources that made life in these remote parts possible. Experts, locals, and fellow community members from the Eagle County Historical Society will be on hand to tell the story of the once booming communities. Join us for stories from the past and a fun, educational day of learning about and from our special valley.
Adults, $100/ person. All proceeds to be split between WMSC and ECHS. Transportation included from Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.
Fulford | July 18th, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
This locally famous gold mining camp was established and 1889, and is home to some of Eagle County’s rich mining history, learn more. Local historians will guide you on a hike that will reveal the true story of this one-time booming community’s early day history. Click here to register.
Red Cliff | September 19th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
The mining town of Red Cliff, established in 1879, was the original county seat of Eagle County, is a history hotspot. Local historians will guide you through the small (but fascinating) museum, introduce you to some intriguing early-day pioneers buried in historic Greenwood Cemetery, and offer insight into the lives of the county’s earliest pioneers. Click here to register.
Please contact Peter Suneson, Walking Mountains Community Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this program.