Vail Nature Center

Welcome back for the summer!
Summer Hours |
Daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm

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.

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

Driving Directions

  1. Take I-70 exit 176 and head east on South Frontage Road
  2. Turn right on Vail Valley Drive, drive for 0.7 miles and park at the soccer fields
  3. Walk across the street and down the trail


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