Region 6, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region


Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Two Ponds NWR Arapaho NWR Alamosa/Monte Vista NWR Browns Park NWR Rocky Flats NWR Colorado map showing National Wildlife Refuges Alamosa/Monte Vista NWR
Arapaho NWR
Baca NWR
Browns Park NWR
Rocky Flats NWR
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Two Ponds NWR
Detailed Refuge Map with Major Highways (68KB)

Photos of wildlife found in National Wildlife Refuges in ColoradoColorado has seven National Wildlife Refuges.

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal is located just 10 miles from downtown Denver and home to more than 300 species of wildlife including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and wintering bald eagles.

Alamosa and Monte Vista NWR's provide migratory habitat for waterfowl, greater sandhill cranes, and whooping cranes in the San Luis Valley.  The Refuges are recognized for providing some of the most productive nesting habitat for ducks on the North American Continent.

Arapaho NWR manages a diverse wildlife population ranging from moose to an abundance of migratory birds.  Birders come from all over to add sage grouse and rosy finches to their bird lists at Arapaho.

Baca NWR consists of approximately 92,500 acres of wetlands, sagebrush, and riparian lands located in Saguache and Alamosa Counties, Colorado. Other land features included within the Refuge are sand dunes, forested areas, and several thousand acres of ditch-serviced and irrigated lands.

Browns Park NWR, located on both sides of the Green River, provides excellent habitat for migratory waterfowl.   The Refuge also provides protection and restoration of riparian habitat for songbirds.

Two Ponds NWR, located in Arvada, Colorado, was established in 1992 and provides opportunities for environmental education and wildlife observation in an urban setting.

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