Green Lakes Valley is about 2.3233 km2, with an average elevation of 3745m. GLV consists of two distinct basins, separated by a 90m glaciated valley-step. The upper basin is mostly alpine tundra environment, with 29% covered by vegetated soils. It has mostly steep rock walls and talus slopes and permanent snowfields. The lower GLV has less exposed bedrock, fewer talus slopes, more extensive soil and vegetation cover.
This land classification of the Green Lakes Valley site is created from the 2008 Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project (DRAPP) Ortho imagery. The area is classified into 5 categories:
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