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Nature in Vail Valley, CO

The mountains of Vail and Beaver Creek offer activities for nature enthusiasts of all sorts.
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Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO

Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO

Dinosaur enthusiasts can have a great time on their Vail or Beaver Creek vacation this summer! BE A FOSSIL POSSE DINOSAUR EXPLORER with Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys! A must-do adventure for any fledgling dinosaur enthusiast! Trip duration is roughly 3 hours. Kids ages 6-12 years-old learn about ancient Colorado with an entertaining dinosaur talk, then head off to a realm of dinosaur discovery with real fossils, teeth, bones, footprints, ... Read More
Colorado River Center in Vail Valley, CO

Colorado River Center in Vail Valley, CO

The Colorado River Center at Rancho Del Rio offers a full day of FUN for the whole family. It provides an abundance of family river activities near Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. Options include: Rafting or Ducky rentals. Half- or full-day rentals available. Have lunch on the shaded patio area and enjoy kids' playground plus splashing in the river Photo Ops GALORE!!! Swim in the river. PFDs (personal flotation devices) available. Tube (bring your ... Read More
Apex Mountain School in Vail Valley, CO

Apex Mountain School in Vail Valley, CO

Come learn Wilderness Survival skills with Apex Mountain School, Vail's #1-recommended private wilderness instruction, famed for unmatched client care. Kids, families, singles, couples, and all ability and fitness levels are welcome. All activity-specific equipment provided. Come and learn the "ins and outs" of surviving in a winter wilderness - from avalanche education to technical skills, building snow shelters and more. Apex clients consistently say, ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center provides fun & interactive programs to help you explore your own curious nature. At Walking Mountains, visitors of all ages can explore interactive exhibits or take a nature walk (daily 2pm) with knowledgeable Naturalists to learn more about our spectacular mountain surroundings. They also offer summer science camps, early childhood programs and adult programs like backcountry hikes and field seminars when you want a ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Join a Naturalist for an educational hike through the forest atop Vail Mountain. Learn about summer ecology and animal adaptations as you take in majestic mountain views. Come prepared to spend an hour outside with appropriate clothing, hiking shoes and water. Most ages and abilities, FREE. 2018 Summer Schedule: Daily | 11:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm (6/9/18-9/3/18) The Nature Discovery Center is located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun! Classes are free or low cost to attend. Space is limited! Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon and ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Explore the meadows, forests, and riparian areas of Buck Creek in search of our many bird residents. Learn about birding, bird identification, and habitats important to our avian friends. Some binoculars are available or bring your own. All ages, $5/person. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Summer Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays | 9:00 am-10:00 am | (6/11/18-8/8/18) Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Discover and learn about a breathtaking variety of local birds on a morning walk through the meadows and woods along Gore Creek. All ages, $5/person or $3 for VRD taxpayers. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00 am-10:00 am | (6/12/18-8/9/18) Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Beavers are one of the animals that define the Rocky Mountains and Vail is lucky to have a healthy beaver population right in town. The evening begins at the Vail Nature Center with educational activities, followed by a drive to a beaver pond where there is an active lodge. Bring warm clothes and a flashlight. All ages, $10 per person.  2018 Summer Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays | 7:00 pm-8:45 pm (6/13/18-9/3/18) Pre-registration is required, register ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Join Vail Nature Center staff on a leisurely one-hour walk through the woods and meadows to learn about the flowers that carpet the mountains, the conditions they need to thrive, and how they change throughout the season. All ages, $5 or $3 for VRD taxpayers. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 11:30 am-12:30 pm | (6/11/18-8/10/18) Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Take your nature exploration on Vail Mountain to a new level by attending an interpretive nature talk. A Naturalist will present on a wide variety of topics so you will understand and enjoy Vail Mountain even more. All ages, FREE. This program meets at the Nature Discovery Center. 2018 Summer Schedule: Daily | 1:15 pm (6/9/18-9/3/18) Read More
US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

Ever wonder what lies within the beautiful mountain areas you visit when you come to Vail? Join a Naturalist with the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District and Walking Mountains Science Center on a hike to learn about public lands, flora, fauna, wildlife, and local history. FREE! Ages 10 and up can participate. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Summer Schedule: Mondays & Fridays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | 6/11/18-8/31/18 Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

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. All ages, FREE. 2018 Summer Schedule: Daily | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (6/5/18-10/25/28) Read More

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