Vail Nature Center

Open Daily | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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. Skip driving and take the in-town bus to the Soccer Fields stop on Vail Valley Drive to visit.

Daily Drop-Ins: Families with children are invited to drop in to the Vail Nature Center anytime between 5-6:30 Monday-Saturday.   There will be short, creative hands-on activities focused on the plants and animals of the valley.  Before or after the drop in, families can enjoy a self-guided nature walk near the Gore Creek and interactive exhibits at the Nature Center Yurt.

601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657 | (970) 479-2291
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