Free Guided Tours

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Sign up at the visitor center or call (575) 835-1828 extension 0 to reserve your spot.

  • Go Birding!: March - May 2019

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    March 2 - May 26: Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am - 10:00am

    (No Go Birding! tour offered April 6 or 7)

    Shorebirds and songbirds - who are they? Leave the driving to us and enjoy a free, naturalist-led tour of the birds who call this refuge home. Could include short walks. 

    For your comfort, limited to 8 people per tour. 

  • Canyon Hike: March - May 2019

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    March 2 - May 25: Saturdays 8:15am-11:15am

    Explore a desert canyon with a naturalist! On this free, two-mile round-trip hike, search for stories in the rock and signs of wildlife. Meet at the Canyon National Recreation Trailhead, located along Highway 1 in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The Canyon National Recreation Trail is described as "moderately strenuous."

  • Marsh Overlook Hike: March - May 2019

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    March 3 - May 26: Sundays 8:30am-11:30am 

    On this free, 1.5 mile, round-trip hike, listen for wildlife and search for colors of wildflowers. Meet at the Marsh Overlook/Boardwalk Trailhead, located along the South Loop in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The Marsh Overlook Trail is considered "easy to moderate."