Take a closer look at the Refuge before your visit by watching our short video
Explore the Refuge on our 9-mile Wildlife Drive self-guided auto route to see deer, bison, raptors, song birds and more!
Save the Monarch Butterfly
North American monarch butterflies are in trouble due in part to loss of milkweed habitat.
Colorado Junior Duck Stamp
Learn more about how to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program for students in grades K-12.
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program
Hours of Operation
The Refuge is open sunrise to sunset seven days a week and is open most federal holidays (closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). The Visitor Center is open Wednesdays - Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed on all federal holidays). Call 303-289-0930 for more information. We hope to see you at the Refuge soon!Trail/Wildlife Drive Map
About the Complex
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex consists of three National Wildlife Refuges.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
Congratulations to Patricia Montanez! She is the first place winner of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge's Fifth Annual Amateur Photo Contest with her photograph titled Serene Sunrise. Click on the link below to see the top three winning photographs. Thank you to all photographers that submitted an entry to the photo contest and thank you to the public for your enthusiasm and votes! The top three winners will have their photographs turned into postcards later this month and available for sale at Nature’s Nest Books and Gifts located inside the Visitor Center.
2015 Amateur Photo Contest Winners
Thirty-two black-footed ferrets were reintroduced into the wild at the Refuge on October 5! Get a chance to see this endangered and nocturnal animal up close by visiting our black-footed ferret exhibit located a few steps away from the Visitor Center back patio. This free exhibit is open Wednesdays – Sundays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Click on the link below to learn more about the black-footed ferret and see our Wild News Nature Programs below for free programs about the ferrets. Learn More About Black-Footed Ferrets
Check out our nature programs, tours, hands-on activities, news and more.Best of all, these programs are free! To receive an electronic copy, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line Wild News.Wild News Nature Programs
Find out what birds are currently at the Refuge using the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.eBird Trail Tracker
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was established, in part, to protect our national symbol, the bald eagle.
Page Photo Credits Visitor Center - Melissa Van Dreese/USFWS, Soaring Bald Eagle - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Bison with Calf - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Black-footed ferret at prairie dog hole © Mike Lockhart, Bison calf between two females © Rich Keen, Father and Son Fishing - USFWS, Junior Duck Stamp Winners © USFWS, Lake Ladora © Dave Showalter, Monarch butterfly © USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016