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Nature in Vail Valley, CO

The mountains of Vail and Beaver Creek offer activities for nature enthusiasts of all sorts.
Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO
Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO
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 dinosaurs, and more. Kids get to hold and examine artifacts as they explore dinos... Read More
Apex Mountain School in Avon, CO
Apex Mountain School in Avon, CO
On your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation, take a Wilderness Survival class with Vail's #1-recommended private mountain school. Learn the ins and outs of surviving in a winter wilderness - from avalanche education to technical skills, building snow shelters and more. Kids, families, singles, couples, and all skill and fitness levels are welcome. All activity-specific equipment provided. Apex Mounta... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Eagle, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Eagle, CO
Learn about our local wildlife, watershed, and environment through interactive exhibits or ask a Naturalist all your burning nature questions. Hands-on, rotating demonstrations and beautiful outdoor trails will entertain any age, any interest, any time of year! Visit the free exhibit hall at Walking Mountains Science Center to explore your curious nature. Appropriate for all ages. Donations accepted. Open Mon-Sat, 9am... 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. At a beach on the banks of the Colorado River, 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 riverPhoto Ops GALORE!!!... 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 s... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Eagle, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Eagle, 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.Walks will be conducted on snowshoes as necessary depending on snow levels. Snowshoes provided. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors in winter. Fun fo all ages, FREE. Monday - Saturday, 2pm-3pm. Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO
Meet the amazing natural characters of Vail Mountain that become more perceptible after the skiers leave. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals in the serene evening forest. Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, hats, gloves and sturdy boots. Snowshoes are provided. Participants sign up at and depart from the Nature Discovery Center. Ages 10+ FREE. Tuesday - Saturday | 5:... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO
Join a Certified Interpretive Guide instructor on a half-day outing in the White River National Forest. Guests don't need snowshoe experience, just a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for spending time in the winter environment! Hike and discuss local ecology while spending time among snowcapped peaks and silent winter forests.Ages 14+ $50/person. Equipment and transportation provided. Visit website to register.  Read More