Weather Trail

NCAR’s Walter Orr Roberts Weather Trail, named after our founding director, lies just beyond the Mesa Lab back door. It introduces visitors to the weather and climate of our mesa location as well as its plant and animal life; they will encounter 11 locations, each explaining some of the mesa’s environmental conditions, on the 0.4-mi-long, wheelchair-accessible looped trail.

Good news for Virtual Tourists: the "Virtual Weather Trail" exists on the web at