Visitors to alpine tundra often marvel at the wonderful life found in this unique, delicate ecosystem.

This web site has been designed to introduce visitors to Niwot Ridge or other areas of Colorado's tundra to the special climate conditions and organisms that define the tundra life zone.

Enter this site to investigate some special adaptations of plants and animals that allow them to survive in the fascinating but hostile environment found above timberline.

Click on the tundra below to enter