National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Conservation Easement Trail
National Renewable Energy Laboratory is home
to175 acres in open space easement (wetlands preserved, trails available) on South Table
Mountain. Come out and explore the many rugged trails that climb the sunny side of the
mountain. Get off Interstate I-70 at Denver West Boulevard and travel North to Denver West
Parkway. Turn left (West) and you'll be headed directly for NREL.
Click here to open
the "official" NREL driving directions map in a new window. Parking is
available at the Visitor Center Parking lot. A trail leads directly from the parking lot
to several mountain top access points. These trails are on Department or Energy
conservation easement property. As long as you stay out of the fenced areas, your welcome
to travel the many Mountain-top trails. The trail below quickly splits in 2 directions,
both will take you to the top of South Table Mountain. Enjoy!
On December 7th, 2000, members of the Table Mountains Conservation Fund,
Inc. and Save The Mesas were given a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's
South Table Mountain top facility.
here to see some photos. NREL is home to the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. They
have a cool sky cam that takes a 360` view of the sky over South Table Mountain every
hour. Click here to
open the skycam webpage in a new Internet browser.