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  • Xeric tallgrass and mtns-rotator

    Section 16

    The addition of section 16 protects important habitat and regional open space connections.

  • elk-rotator


    This species is the largest animal found on the refuge.

  • Falcon-Prairie in flight-sharp from Melissa-rotator


    Several bird-of-prey species call the refuge home throughout the year.

  • RFETS_grass_mtns-rotator

    Xeric Tallgrass Prairie

    Remnants of this rare habitat are preserved at Rocky Flats.

  • Lindsay Ranch Snow-Rotator

    Historic Lindsay Ranch

    Refuge management plans call for the preservation of this culturally important site.




There is currently no public access to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. For information about our plans for future visitation, please see our Comprehensive Conservation Plan and our plans for future signage about site history and safety considerations.

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About the Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex

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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge: A Prairie Refuge at the Foot of the Rockies

Rocky Flats is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
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