The Vail Nature Center is CLOSED for the Winter Season and will open mid May 2015.

Celebrating 40 years in 2014!

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.

Summer Hours: Check back soon for our full line up of summer 2015 programs!

Click here for our 2015 Adult Backcountry Hiking Schedule.

See full calendar of Walking Mountains Summer 2014 Events >


Physical Address: 601 Vail Valley Drive Vail, CO 81657
Mailing address: PO Box 9469 Avon, CO 81620

Parking is available at the Athletic Fields at 646 Vail Valley Drive or at Ford Park. You may also take the Vail in-town bus to Golden Peak, and walk east along Vail Valley Drive until you reach the Nature Center.

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