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About the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Hiking at RMANWR 512x219Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge serves as the complex headquarters and has more than 330 species of migratory and resident wildlife. Enjoy more than 10 miles of hiking trails, a 9-mile self-guided auto tour, seasonal catch-and-release fishing, nature programs and wildlife viewing tours. The Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.  

Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.

Other refuges in the Complex include:  Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, CO 80022.  





Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015
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