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Walking Mountains Science Center

#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Avon Features Animals
318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
+1 970-827-9725
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First 14er!

I am still beaming after summiting my first 14er with Walking Mountains, Peter, and his fellow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anniewalks2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Great Activity!

My friend and I were very lucky to have Alex as the naturalist on our guided two-hour meadow walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie K
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New York City, New York
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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!
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing tips!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed a good handful of Colorado day hikes organized by Walking Mountains Science Center. Our able guide, Peter, is consistently cheerful, organized, prepared, knowledgeable and on top of details that I don't want to concern myself with...weather, trail directions, etc. If you love...More

Thank RSAR4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tours offered by walking mountain tours are great fun for singles,couples or families. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic !! Special shout out to Asron and Jerry from Michigan and Marley from Texas !! Great ambassadors for Walking Mountain Tours !!

Thank lsutigerfan84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many positives to this wonderful organization that I'll never be able to list them all! Be sure to check out their offerings(classes, guided walks, etc) at the Vail Nature Center and the fabulous yurt at the top of Vail Mtn. My 4...More

Thank Michelle M
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you had an awesome time Michelle! See you next time!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Just a great way to get a little exercise by walking the nature trails, getting one's questions answered and soaking in the gifts of nature we too often ignore in our hurried lives. The staff is both eager and well informed.

Thank Thomas V
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks you for visiting and thoughtful review!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

On our way to Nottingham Park, we decided to visit the science center. It is nice. My kids are into animals so they enjoyed their time there. It is a small center. We probably stayed there for about 30 minutes. We were staying in Beaver...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband and I went on a wild flower walk with Rachel H. as our guide. We enjoyed the one hour tour very much as it was so informative. Rachel was very knowledgeable so we learned a lot. Rachel was very personable. Thanks, Rachel H.

Thank MinnesotaMair
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

We're glad you had a wonderful experience!

Reviewed 23 June 2017

They advertised that there are a lot of activities for the time period we were there; however, on June 7th, they said that the naturists had just arrived that week and were still in training. The building itself is good for young children. The girl...More

Thank Kenny W
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thanks for your comments Kenny. We always appreciate feedback and have taken yours into consideration. You are correct that when you visited we were still in 'offseason mode' to prepare for our summer programs to begin on June 10th. We are working towards offering our...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Avon Hike is a short, lovely stroll through the area surrounding the science center. Leah, my guide and a naturalist, was very sweet and knowledgeable about coniferous plants, microorganisms, wildflowers, and medicinals. I recommend this hike for anyone who wants to get off I-70...More

Thank Sally S
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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SkepticalProfessor
29 October 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
8 September 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
22 May 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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