Colorado Guided Nature Walks

Our nature walks and guided hikes are the perfect introduction to Walking Mountains’ mission and programs! Join us for a free nature walk at various locations across the Eagle River Valley, guided by one of our Naturalists trained in interpretive education. There’s no better way to learn about our stunning surroundings than by walking in nature on one of our free guided hikes. See below for the nature walks we offer at four different locations!
Vail Mountain Nature Hikes and Vail Creekside Nature Tours are available seasonally

All guided nature walk programs are appropriate for most ages and abilities. Select a program below for more details about hiking near Avon, CO with Walking Mountains..

Are you interested in a more immersive guided hike experience?

We also offer:

Guided Public Backcountry Hikes
Community Science Hikes

Private and Custom Guided Hikes

Nature Walk | Avon

Join a Naturalist for a free gentle educational nature walk through aspen and riparian communities at our Avon location. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment by hiking in Avon, CO. Come prepared to spend an hour outside with appropriate clothing, hiking shoes and water. This guided nature walk is all-ages and free!

Daily from 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Avon Tang Campus

Easy Nature Hike | Vail Mountain

Join a trained Naturalist for an educational guided hike through the forest atop Vail Mountain beginning at the Nature Discovery Center. This guided hike is appropriate for most ages and abilities and is free!

Wednesdays-Sundays from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Moderate Nature Hike | Vail Mountain

For those looking for a more adventurous time than a relaxed nature walk, join us for a more strenuous 2-mile guided hike to explore our mountain ecosystems. This guided hike is appropriate for ages 12+ and is free!

Wednesdays-Sundays from 10:30am-12:00pm starting at the Nature Discovery Center

Creekside Nature Tours | Vail

Join us for a casual nature walk along Vail’s streamside paths to the Vail Nature Center. Nature walk tours depart from the Walking Mountains Science Center booth at the Vail Farmers’ Market Sundays throughout the summer. Walking in nature is the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Sundays from 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm at the Walking Mountains Booth on Meadow Drive at the Vail Farmers Market. 

Vail Nature Walk | Vail Nature Center

Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist at the Vail Nature Center for a leisurely one-hour nature walk through the woods and meadows to learn about the flora that carpet the mountains. This nature walk is all-ages and free!

Mondays - Saturdays from 2:00-3:00pm at the Vail Nature Center 

Wildflower Nature Walk | Vail Nature Center

Discover and learn about the ecology and wildlife of Vail in the meadows and woods along Gore Creek at the Vail Nature Center.

Mondays - Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Vail Nature Center