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  • Chihuhua raven 218 X 116

    A bird's eye view

    The adult Chihuahuan raven has a glossy black plumage. The species is fairly common in deserts and dry grasslands of the southwest.

  • Grey fox

    Gray fox

    The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.

  • Bathing American black bear 218 X 116

    So Refreshing!

    This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!

    Just For Kids

  • Mountain lion 218 X 116

    Mountain lion

    Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!

  • Badger 218 X 116

    North American badger

    Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!

The Scenic Backcounty in Winter

Scenic Trek

View to the Los Pinos Mountains / USFWS

Los Pinos Hike Saturday, December 6; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a scenic trek in the Los Pinos mountains. Dress for the weather; don’t forget your water, lunch and camera. Hiking will be moderate to strenuous over uneven terrain. Space is limited, make your reservations now. For reservations call 505 864-4021.

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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Seasonal Activities

  • 2014-2015 Hunting Details

    American coot flock / USFWS

    The refuge's current 2014-2015 small game bird and waterfowl hunting season is underway. This seasonal program provides an opportunity to hunt dove, light geese, coots, and ducks. For more information, view the link below.

    2014-2015 Hunting Fact Sheet
  • Visit Us Today!

    Refuge sign

    The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). No entrance fees are required. The entrance gate is timed to open at sunrise and close at sunset seven days a week. The Visitor Center's new hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

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Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, View to Los Pinos Mountains ridge / USFWS, American coot flock / USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014
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