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The mountains of Vail and Beaver Creek offer activities for nature enthusiasts of all sorts.
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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
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
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 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 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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