Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an entrance fee?
No, entrance to the Refuge is free and so are most of the programs. The only fee charged at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is for seasonal catch-and-release fishing. Click here for more information.

Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately no, dogs are not allowed on the Refuge unless they are assistance dogs. There is a perimeter trail just outside the Refuge that allows dogs.

What types of wildlife can I see when I visit the Refuge?
Please see our Seasons of Wildlife link for details.

How do I sign up for a Wild News Nature Program?
You can sign up for programs by calling the Visitor Center at 303-289-0930. Please note that space is limited for some programs.

Can I bicycle on the Refuge?
You can bicycle to the Visitor Center only. Bicycle racks are located on the southwest side of the building. Bicycling beyond the Visitor Center is not permitted, however, in spring, summer and fall the Refuge offers guided bicycle programs. Please check Wild News Nature Programs for upcoming programs.

Can I run/jog on the Refuge?
Running or jogging is not permitted on the Refuge, however, there is a perimeter trail around the Refuge that allows running/jogging, dogs, bicycles, etc.

Can I picnic on the Refuge?
The Refuge has a pack it in/pack it out policy. Although we do not have designated picnic areas, there are tables and benches available to the south of the Contact Station. This area cannot be reserved and its primary use is for environmental education programs, so it may not be frequently available.

Can I collect antlers, feathers, or other cultural and natural resources?
Searching for or removal of any object is prohibited. Please take only photographs and leave only footprints.