Free Snowshoe Experiences

Although the aspen leaves are gone and many animals migrate or hibernate during the winter months, Walking Mountains Science Center’s free snowshoe hikes are the perfect way to discover nature’s resilience! Whether you are looking to explore the quiet, snowy Colorado backcountry or looking to escape the busy ski slopes, our free snowshoe hikes are perfect for curious visitors and locals alike.

We offer free snowshoe adventures from two different locations, click below for more details on the program you are interested in!

Looking for a more immersive experience?
We also offer Guided Snowshoe Hikes 

Free Guided Snowshoe Tours, Vail Mtn.

Travel by snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Ages 10 and up. Please come prepared to spend an hour and a half outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves, sunglasses/ski goggles and sturdy boots. Registration is required to participate in all programs. All snowshoe tours will meet at the Nature Discovery Center atop the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.

Available through 4/6/2024 | Wednesday-Saturday
10:30am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Vail Mountain

Free Winter Nature Walks, Avon

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. Registration is required to participate in all programs.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Avon Tang Campus / Walking Mountains Science Center