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Mallard ducklings-Anas platyrhynchos/Bennette Jenkins

Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge is located at Latitude N 36.57143 and Longitude W -104.57945.

  • From Cimarron, NM (Colfax County)

    Red-winged Blackbird- Agelaius phoeniceus/Bennette Jenkins

    Drive east on NM-58 to Interstate 25.  Go north on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge Visitor Center. The distance is 30 miles and the estimated driving time is 39 minutes.  (To avoid the Interstate, an alternate route from Cimarron would be to drive north on US-64 to the intersection of State Highway 505 and US-64. Turn east on to State Highway 505, and drive 10 miles.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center.  The distance is 23 miles and the estimated driving time is 29 minutes).

  • From Taos, NM (Taos County)

    Snapping turtle-Chelydra serpentina/Bennette Jenkins

    Drive east on NM-58 and travel through Cimarron to Interstate 25.  Go north on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center.  The distance is 82 miles and the estimated driving time is 2 hours.

  • From Albuquerque, NM (Bernalillo County)

    Lesser earless lizard-Holbrookia maculata/Benette Jenkins

    Drive north on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center.  The distance is 200 miles and the estimated driving time is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

  • From Las Vegas, NM (San Miguel County)

    Mule deer buck-Odocoileus hemionus/USFWS

    Drive north on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center.  The distance is 81 miles and the estimated driving time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • From Raton, NM (Colfax County)

    Barn Swallows-Hirundo rustica/Bennette Jenkins

    Drive south on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge visitor center.  The distance is 28 miles and the estimated driving time is 26 minutes.

  • From Denver, CO (Denver County)

    Lesser Earless Lizard-Cophosaurus texanus/Bennette Jenkins

    Drive south on I-25 and take the Maxwell Exit (426).  Drive north 0.8 miles on State Highway 445.  At the intersection of State Highways 445 and 505, drive 2.5 miles west.  Turn north on Lake 13 Road at the refuge entrance sign and drive 1.25 miles to the refuge Visitor Center.  The distance is 247 miles and the estimated driving time is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Page Photo Credits — Mallard ducklings/Bennette Jenkins, Red-winged blackbird/Bennette Jenkins, Snapping turtle/Bennette Jenkins, Common lesser earless lizard/Bennette Jenkins, Mule deer buck/Bennette Jenkins, Barn swallow/Bennette Jenkins, Common greater earless lizard/Bennette Jenkins, Grasshopper sparrow/Robert Shantz ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2012
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