Science Behind on the Trail


Free, $10 for Transportation

Walking Mountains’ popular ‘Science Behind’ series hits the trail! New for summer 2020, join us on a series of hikes that explore the science behind recreation, conservation, and issues local to our valley! From wildlife photography and fly fishing to how climate change impacts our lives here in the mountains—these educational hikes merge a fun, social hiking experience with hands on exploration into topics relevant to the Eagle Valley! Each month features a different hike led by a guest presenter!

All program participants must carry a mask or other face covering on them for the duration of all programs. Masks must be worn when:

  • In any Walking Mountains transportation vehicles
  • During the pre-hike environmental briefing
  • During any group educational stops, lunch, or other times on the trail where 6 foot distance is not maintained

While hiking on the trail, hikers do not need to wear their masks as long as 6 foot social distance is maintained along the trail.

Read our Full COVID-19 Policies Here

July 19 @ 9:00 am The Science Behind Wildlife Corridors & Vail Pass |

Join Walking Mountains Science Center and researchers with the Colorado Corridors Project for a moderate day hike up Wilder Gulch, near Vail Pass. Learn about the Vail Pass Wildlife Byway, […]

August 14 @ 9:00 am The Science Behind Your Watershed and River Restoration |

        REGISTER HERE Program Overview: Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle River Watershed Council have partnered to bring you an immersive hiking experience in your watershed! Join […]