Welcome to the Virtual Field Trip to Niwot Ridge Site

Where Are You Now?

This is the home of the Virtual Field Trip to Niwot Ridge. This site was designed to give those who are unable to hike to Niwot Ridge a taste of the biodiversity that can be found above treeline. There are two field trips at this site: the biodiversity of Niwot Ridge -- including animals and plants -- and the effects of excess Nitrogen from car exhaust and agriculture on the Niwot Ridge ecosystem.

Note: touring this virtual field trip only gives you a small taste of the beauty of the alpine and is NO SUBSTITUTE for getting up there and seeing it in person! If you get the opportunity, hike on up, enjoy the view, feel the wind burn, complain about how thin the air is -- it builds character!! But always remember to tread lightly!

Where Are We Going?

Niwot Ridge is an alpine ecosystem found high in the Rocky Mountains. Come to the introduction page to get an introduction to the environmental conditions, plants, and animals of Niwot Ridge -- both past and present. We have also included fun and surprising facts about Niwot Ridge (and the answers to some of the quiz questions!).

Ok, On To The Field Trips!

To get to the field trip click on either the text or the photo below:

Enter the Field Trip

Are You Ready To Take The Quiz?

Have you been surfing this site carefully? Then you are ready to take the Virtual Field Trip to Niwot Ridge Quiz.


Thanks to William Bowman for most of the photographs. If you see any photos or graphs that belong to you or were used in a publication, please contact us so we can give them the correct credits and citations. If any of the links on these pages are broken or out-dated, please contact us so we can update them. Thanks!

Questions? Comments? Contact the field trip webmeister, Tim Seastedt, at tims@culter.colorado.edu. This website was designed and constructed by Kim Reever Morghan and Tim Seastedt. Last updated April 12, 1999.

You are visitor number to this web site since its birth on June 26, 1998.

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