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  • Trail Modifications

    There are still a few trail closures due to the Refuge flood in September. Please click the link below for an updated map.

    Trail and Wildlife Drive Map

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    Wildlife Drive

    Explore the Refuge on our 9-mile Wildlife Drive self-guided auto route to see deer, bison, raptors, song birds and more!

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    Wildlife Viewing Tours

    Experience the sights of sounds of the Refuge aboard the comfort of our tour bus on a free two-hour guided tour. Reservations required.

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    Volunteer For Wildlife!

    Explore the many exciting volunteer opportunities available at the Refuge.

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Hours of Operation

Refuge and Visitor Center Hours

The Refuge is open seven days a week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Visitor Center is open Wednesdays - Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Refuge and Visitor Center are closed on federal holidays. Call 303-289-0930 for more information.

About the Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal 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.

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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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General Information

  • Fishing Season Is Open April 15 through October 14

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    The 2014 catch-and-release fishing season is open April 15 - October 14. Click the link below for details about fishing rules, regulations and permit.

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  • Mysteries of Migration

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    May 17 & 18, 9:00 am to Noon. Ever wonder why birds migrate, how they know when and where to go and how they stay on course? Join us for a short discussion indoors before heading out into the field with birding naturalists to find and identify our feathered friends. Binoculars recommended or borrow a pair from us! Register for this free nature program by calling the Visitor Center at 303-289-0930.

  • Bald Eagles at the Refuge

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    This week's count is 6 eagles. Take the wildlife drive or sign up for a nature program or wildlife viewing tour to get a chance to see this majestic bird before it migrates north.

  • Wild News Nature Programs

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    Check out our quarterly 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 Include in the subject line Wild News.

    Wild News Nature Programs
Page Photo Credits — Soaring Bald Eagle - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Father and Son Fishing - USFWS, Froggy Mask Craft - Susan Drobniak/USFWS, Mule Deer in Tall Grass - © Vaughn Cottman, Sunrise on Lake Ladora - © Dennis Fluman, Kids Fishing with Refuge Voluntee - USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014
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