Vail Nature Center
*The Vail Nature Center is closed for the 2021-2022 Winter Season*
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
- Take I-70 exit 176 and head east on South Frontage Road
- Turn right on Vail Valley Drive, drive for 0.7 miles and park at the soccer fields
- Walk across the street and down the trail