Explore the Refuge on our 9-mile Wildlife Drive self-guided auto route to see deer, bison, raptors, song birds and more!
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.
Volunteer For Wildlife!
Explore the many exciting volunteer opportunities available at the Refuge.
Hours of Operation
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
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
Season's Greetings! The Refuge will be closed on December 25 and January 1 in observance of the holidays. We wish you a very happy holiday season and hope to see you at the Refuge soon.
Thank you to all photographers that submitted an entry to our third annual Refuge Amateur Photo Contest and thank you to the public for your enthusiasm and votes! The top three winners will have their photographs turned into postcards and sold at Nature’s Nest Books and Gifts located inside the Visitor Center.
First Place: Bob Brown, Hovering Hummingbird
Second Place: Jeannie States, Tasty Snowflakes
Third Place: Vaughn Cottman, I’ll take a leg, a thigh and a hoof – to go!
Congratulations and we look forward to the 2014 contest!
Bald eagles are back at the Refuge. This week's count is 33 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line Wild News.Wild News Nature Programs
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was established, in part, to protect our national symbol, the bald eagle.
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: Dec 06, 2013