Guided Backcountry Hike with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Thank you for your interest in Walking Mountains’ first ever backcountry hike co-led by National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year! Jennifer Pharr Davis will join Walking Mountains’ hiking program for a day-trip up to the Big Park Meadows via Stagg Gulch Trail. We’ve timed this hike to hit the mules-ears down low and the…

Vail Mountain Nature Talk

Vail Mountain Naturalist will present on a wide variety of of topics pertaining to species found in the local ecosystems each day. All ages. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Schedule: Daily | 1:15 pm | 6/9/18-9/3/18 This program takes place out of the Nature Discovery Center on top of Vail Mountain. You will…

Edible and Medicinal Plant Foray

Join us on a foray through the White River National Forest with Briana Wiles, author, herbalist and teacher, as we learn to identify these prized wild flora. This field trip will focus on edible and medicinal plant identification and environmental associations that will allow the most casual observer to identify ecosystems and environments where these plants may flourish.

Walking Mountains Solar Rollers

Walking Mountains Science Center partnered with the Carbondale, Colorado non-profit, Solar Rollers to provide high school STEM programming.  We are happy to extend our STEM pathway by giving continuing opportunities to participants in STEM Curiosity Lab!    Walking Mountains Solar Rollers participants learn about renewable energies and the engineering process through the creation of a…

Mountain IDEAL Sustainable Destination

The Mountain IDEAL: A Destination Certification Standard Recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Walking Mountains Science Center supports mountain resort communities in becoming globally recognized certified sustainable destinations. The Mountain IDEAL Destination Standard for mountain resort communities is recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.  The standard can be reviewed in its entirety here: Mountain IDEAL. To become a certified sustainable destination a mountain resort community…

Free Recycling Facility Tours

Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Eagle County Materials Recovery & Household Hazardous Waste Facilities! Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled items after you leave them at the curb or drop them off at a recycling drop-site? Want to find out? Without knowing what happens next, it is hard to…

Winter Nature Walks

Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist for a gentle, educational hike through aspen forests and streamside communities. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. Walks will be conducted on snowshoes as necessary depending on snow levels. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors in winter. Snowshoes provided when necessary. All…

Backcountry Snowshoe Hikes

This program has ended for the 2017/18 Winter season. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information. Join an instructor trained as a Certified Interpretive Guide on these leisurely half-day outings in the White River National Forest. Snowshoes are provided, but guests must bring their own sense of wonder and enthusiasm for spending time…