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Walking Mountains Science Center

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318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
+1 970-827-9725
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Spectacular snowshoe

We were connected with Walking Mountains through the Vail website and booked a 4 hour private... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allan R
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Milwaukee
Spectacular snow shoeing with Rachael Holland

This tour was our trip highlight!!! Rachel Holland is a wonderful college educated Naturalist. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Benjamin C
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We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you to come explore your curious nature with us!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (8 reviews)
“vail valley” (8 reviews)
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318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were connected with Walking Mountains through the Vail website and booked a 4 hour private snowshoe excursion with WMSC on a Saturday morning. We left Lionshead and drove out to the trailhead which was about a 20 minute drive. Our guide, Peter Suneson, was...More

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was our trip highlight!!! Rachel Holland is a wonderful college educated Naturalist. Very personable and friendly. Unbelievable that this tour is free. You cannot visit Vail without a snow shoe tour.

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was snowy and we were originally going to take the little loop, then we saw footprints going up the mountain and decided to follow the trail up the mountain. Fantastic scenery and really pretty in the snow. Some steep spots and pretty strenuous in...More

Thank JTBR
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We bring our grandchildren 7 & 5 Here every year for an excellent break from the mountain. There are plenty of educational tools for them to ...play and outdoor tours

Thank Jose M
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Stopped by here with my wife, son, his wife and their son. Missed the entrance as it was just to the right after one turns onto Buck Creek Road. Easy parking and free entrance. Grandson enjoyed the numerous activities for nearly two hours and my...More

Thank David W
Reviewed October 16, 2017

A small but informative little offering of information about wildlife and examples of flora and fauna of the surrounding area in their outdoor gardens. They also offer lead tours/hikes which would have probably been even more engaging for the kids

Thank Cheezyfrye
Reviewed October 6, 2017

great family outing location, great for older folks who are looking for milder outdoor activity with incredible views.

Thank andrewharbor1
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 25, 2017

This was our third week-long trip to the Vail Valley. Each time we have done a hike with Walking Mountains. Peter is amazing and yesterday's excursion to Booth Falls with McCale Carter was up to par: excellent explanations of the flora and fauna and details...More

Thank Suelf
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thanks for your review, we're glad you had an awesome time!!

Reviewed August 10, 2017

I am still beaming after summiting my first 14er with Walking Mountains, Peter, and his fellow guides. Joined them on other hikes and will in the future. This welcoming group includes seasonal locals, vacationers and folks of all ages, whoever is available and interested on...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

My friend and I were very lucky to have Alex as the naturalist on our guided two-hour meadow walk. She made it great fun and I learned a lot. The first half of the walk is uphill but at a gentle slope. Do wear a...More

Thank Leslie K
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thanks for visiting and sharing tips!

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SkepticalProfessor
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Walking M | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Unfortunately, we are closed today (Oct 29, 2016). We open on Monday at 9am and the Nature Walk will run at 2pm every day next week besides Sunday. Hope to see you soon!
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med92014
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Burleson F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have never visited in October. August was great. I imagine the Aspen trees would be beautiful at this time of year.
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Susanne T
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Maggie H | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult at all. Just make sure you're wearing boots because the snow can get deep and might sink into your shoes.
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