Vail Named to Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2017

Vail has made international news for its collective sustainability efforts by being named to the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in 2017 by Green Destinations. The Top 100 list was officially announced this week during the Global Green Destinations Gala in Cascais, Portugal, in celebration of World Tourism Day. Representing Vail during the Sept. 28 presentation was Kim Langmaid, founder and

Hiking Through History: Red Cliff

Join Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle County Historical Society on Tuesday, September 19th as they take guests to one of Eagle County’s most historic living landmarks. Experts from the Historical Society will be on hand to tell the stories of Red Cliff’s colorful and lucrative past. Guides from Walking Mountains are prepared to discuss the geologic formations that

Fall Programs & Location Hours Announced

When the leaves start to change color and kids return to school, Walking Mountains Science Center embraces these natural cycles and adjusts their programs accordingly. From picking hiking trails to help you optimize fall color viewing to children’s activities focused on the seasons and animal life cycles, Walking Mountains will help learners of all ages and abilities grasp onto those

Solar Eclipse Watch Party Tips

We want to make sure you have all the information about the wildly popular Solar Eclipse Watch Party at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa on Monday, August 21st from 10:00am-12:00pm! Where do I park? We encourage guests to arrive sustainably on a bike, walk or take public transportation! There will be limited valet available at the Westin Riverfront Resort

YouthPower365 Transplants Sowing Seeds Program to Walking Mountains

For seven years, Sowing Seeds has introduced young students in Eagle County to the world of gardening, healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Stem by stem, leaf by leaf, hundreds of children have learned a valuable lesson: that time, patience, and constant care create amazing results. Since its inception, Sowing Seeds has been owned and managed by the Vail Valley Foundation’s

Fresh Off the Trail: Monkshood Wildflower Sighting

Located in wet environments from the Front Range to the sub-alpine are the deep purple blooms of the monkshood wildflower (Aconitum Columbianum). These unique blooms are regularly mistaken for Larkspur, another common purple bloom in our area (Eagle County, Vail). Look for the distinct “hood” shape that encloses the flowers stamens allowing only a small entrance for pollinating insects. While