Accessibility Information at Walking Mountains

To request accommodations at any location, please call us at least 72 hours in advance of

your visit or program at (970) 827-9725


Walking Mountains Avon Tang Campus 

Facility and Trails info: 

All buildings at the Avon Tang Campus are wheelchair accessible. 

The Avon Tang Campus has approximately 1.2 miles of trails, of which 0.25mi are wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. The trail system is mostly flat with short sections of inclines on uneven surfaces, dirt or gravel. The trails connect to longer, more difficult trails within the National Forest and Town of Avon Open Space. Maps are available inside the visitor center.

There are indoor restrooms available during the Visitor Center’s business hours.

See program registration pages for program-specific accessibility information.

Additional Information:

  • Braille translations of our indoor exhibits are available at the front desk
  • Sensory-friendly kit available at the front desk to check out
  • Spanish translation of interpretive signs available at the front desk
  • You may check out an “Adventure Pack” with kid-friendly tools such as magnifying glasses, kid binoculars, and field guides

 

Nature Discovery Center, Vail Mountain

Facility and Trails info:

The Nature Discovery Center sits at 10,000 feet above sea level and visitors should acclimate and drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. The path from the Eagle Bahn gondola, through Eagles Nest, to the yurt is accessible and staff are happy to assist visitors with getting over the door threshold into the yurt.

There are indoor restrooms available next door in the Eagles Nest building. Wheelchairs can be requested next door in the Eagles Nest building.

Trail information on Vail Mountain is available here.

Additional Information:

  • Wheelchairs can be requested next door in the Eagles Nest building
  • Sensory-friendly kit available at the front desk to check out
  • Sign translations are available in Spanish, French, and __.
  • You may check out an “Adventure Pack” with kid-friendly tools such as magnifying glasses, kid binoculars, and field guides

 

Vail Nature Center 

Facility and trails info:

The Vail Nature Center has approximately 1 mile of trails, none of which are wheelchair-accessible. The longest trail is a 0.25 mile loop. Visitor parking is located across the street at the Vail Athletic Fields, so those with mobility restrictions may call ahead to receive special instructions for ADA parking next to the VNC building. Dirt nature trails have narrow, uneven surfaces but are mostly flat with some sections of rock stairs. A porta-let and hand-washing station are next to the yurt. There are benches along each trail.

In the winter, the VNC is not open and the trails are not maintained but people may snowshoe during daylight hours. 

Additional information:

  • Sensory-friendly kit available at the front desk to check out
  • You may check out an “Adventure Pack” with kid-friendly tools such as magnifying glasses, kid binoculars, and field guides