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Guided Half-Day Backcountry Hike
Join a trained Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder to discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Vail area that are only accessible via your two feet! Walking Mountains Science Center Guided backcountry hikes operate under special permits from the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that allow us to experience and learn from public lands like few other Eagle County hiking guide services can offer! Transportation is provided from Walking Mountains Avon Tang Campus with an option to meet at the trailhead.
Themes may include:
- Wildflowers and trees
- Small and large animals and birds
- Ecosystem relationships
- The Changing seasons
- Geology (study of rocks) and formation of mountains
- Rivers/water ecology, its impacts on the landscape
- Wildfire, benefits/drawbacks
- Using your four senses to explore nature
Hikes change each week. For more information and descriptions for each trail, click the registration link below.