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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, life-sized ... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, CO

A million years in the making...Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves is located on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs. The caves are a constant 52 degrees, making this a "cool" family activity for a summer day or when the winter weather is nasty outside! Two kid-friendly, 40-minute walking cave tours available: Historic Fairy Caves Tour and King's Row Tour. Both travel deep into the mountain to some of the biggest and most decorated cave rooms ... Read More
Colorado River Center in Vail Valley, CO

Colorado River Center in Vail Valley, CO

The Colorado River Center at Rancho Del Rio on the banks of the Colorado River offers a full day of FUN for the whole family. It offers an abundance of family river activities near your Vail and Beaver Creek vacation. Options include: Rafting or Ducky rentals. Half- or full-day trips 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 ... Read More
Apex Mountain School in Vail Valley, CO

Apex Mountain School in Vail Valley, CO

Come learn Wilderness Survival with Vail's #1-recommended private mountain school and unmatched client care. Kids, families, singles, couples, and all ability and fitness levels 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, "The most fun we've ever had in the Vail ... 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 vacation activity. The Nature Discovery Center is located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead and is open seven days a week. Call or visit the website ... Read More
Vail Nature Center in Vail Village, CO

Vail Nature Center in Vail Village, CO

Want to explore and learn about nature on your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation? Interactive exhibits, informative outdoor tours and more are available for kids and adults! A farmhouse perched between a montane meadow and the forested bank of Gore Creek houses the Vail Nature Center. This seven-acre facility in the heart of Vail is a tranquil gem whose knowledgeable staff hosts informative bird, wildflower and beaver pond tours and backcountry hikes. From ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist for an easy, scenic hike that brings some education to your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation! Hike through aspen forests and streamside communities near the Avon Walking Mountains science center. 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. ... Read More
US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

Between Vail and Beaver Creek, you'll find fabulous hiking, views, photo ops and an informative Naturalist guide! A FREE activity for ages 10 and up. No pre-registration required, just show up! Ever wonder what lies within Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains? 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 on a scenic hike. ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Naturalists will help you explore an assortment of Rocky Mountain nature exhibits atop Vail Mountain. Come inside to find out what wildlife you might encounter on the slopes of Vail Mountain, watch a short "Skicology" lesson, or learn about snow science! The mountaintop nature center is open during the winter ski season and is accessible via the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. All ages, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm. Visit the ... 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 2017 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays | 9:00 am-10:00 am | Monday June 12th-Wednesday August 9th Learn more: http://www.walkingmountains.org/project/morning-bird-walks/ 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! 2017 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00 am-10:00 am | June 13th-August 10th Learn more: http://www.walkingmountains.org/project/morning-bird-walks/ 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.  2017 Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 pm-8:45 pm (6/14-9/4). Click here to ... 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. 2017 Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 11:30 am-12:30 pm | June 12-August 11 Learn more: http://www.walkingmountains.org/project/wildflower-walks/ Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Children will explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Topics vary weekly and help children express their inherent wonder and curiosity as little scientists. Come prepared for indoor and outdoor summer activities such as songs, stories, games, and outdoor play. Please bring water and a small snack for your child. Children 3-5 years with adult. $10/pair & $5/additional child. Generously underwritten by Alan ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Get your hands dirty and volunteer! Each week we will introduce an outdoor volunteer project and why it is important to our ecological community. Then we will pull together as a group to remove invasive plant species, plant native vegetation, clean up litter, and build or improve local hiking trails. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring clothes to get dirty in, water, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toed shoes, and gloves. 2017 Schedule: Saturdays | 10:00 ... Read More

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