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Quick Facts

Orr Interpretive Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,100 Feet (1901.5 Meters) NCAR Trailhead
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain, One-way: 180 Feet (56.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,100 Feet (1901.5 Meters) Greenman Trail
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: .6 Miles (1 Kilometer)
Other Maps: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks: Trails in the Boulder Valley
Usage: Heavy Please stay on the trail to avoid further impact.
USGS Map: Eldorado Springs Quadrangle 7.5 Minute Series
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

The interpretive panels that are placed along this trail describe the weather and climate of the Front Range
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
The interpretive panels that are placed along this trail describe the weather and climate of the Front Range
The Orr Interpretive Trail leads visitors .6 miles around the Table Mesa immediately west of the NCAR facility. Many interpretive panels describe the weather, climate and topography of the region. The surface of this trail is graded and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Directions from Highway 36: Exit the highway on Table Mesa Drive, south of Boulder. Turn west and follow Table Mesa Drive approximately 3.5 miles to the NCAR facility.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: 10.00am
Length of Time: 30 days
Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I want to go to 10 cities, by the easiest way
Conditions: none
Water Availability: 5,000.00 dollars
Recommended Clothing: clothes
Suggested Accessories: video camara



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Geology Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON Meteorology Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes
ICON General Information Orr Interpretive Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Mesa Trail - The Mesa Trail leads 6.9 miles north/south from the Chautaugua Park Trailhead to Mesa Trailhead near Eldorado Springs.

NCAR Trailhead - The NCAR Trailhead lies atop Table Mesa southwest of Boulder proper. It provides access to several trails in Boulder Mountain Parks and Open Space.



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