Vail Nature Center
Operated by Walking Mountains Science Center
A 1940's farmhouse perched between an alpine 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 hikes, as well as the Vail Hiking Club and has a wealth of things to do in Vail. Camp Eco Fun is heaven for children. The Vail Nature Center is open seven days a week June 11, 2016 through October 7, 2016 and is closed during the winter season.
Take I-70 exit 176 and head east on South Frontage Road. Turn right on Vail Valley Drive, drive for 0.7 miles and park at the soccer fields.
Walk across the street and down the trail. NEW this year you can take the in-town bus to the soccer fields stop on Vail Valley Drive! Visit the Vail Nature Center website for more information or call 970-479-2291
Nature Discovery Center
Operated by Walking Mountains Science Center, explore an array of regional wildlife exhibits and speak with naturalists about the flora and fauna of Vail. The Nature Discovery Center is open daily, free of charge. Join us to experience the interactive exhibits inside, along with free daily Nature Walks and Interpretive Nature Talks that are led by certified interpretive guides. To learn more and see the full schedule of free programs offered, visit www.walkingmountains.org.