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Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain

Explore an array of natural exhibits about local wildlife such as ravens, weasels, lynx, and black bears. Nature Hikes (winter Snowshoe Tours) are also offered from the Nature Discovery Center.

The Nature Discovery Center

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (out of Lionshead).  The Nature Discovery Center yurt is located adjacent to the Eagle’s Nest building. All ages welcome, with free admission. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am-3:30pm (6/17-9/4)

Easy Guided Nature Hike – Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join a Naturalist for an educational hike through the forest atop Vail Mountain. Most ages and abilities, FREE

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Moderate Guided Nature Hike – Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 am – noon

For those looking for a more adventurous time, join us for a more 2-mile guided hike to explore the mountain eco-system. Ages 12+, FREE.

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Note:  All visitors must purchase a Scenic Gondola Ride Ticket (or have a valid lift ticket/season pass in winter months) order to ride the gondola.