Free Guided Tours

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Bosque del Apache seasonally offers FREE guided tours. Sign up in the visitor center or call (575) 835-1828 ext 0 for reservations.

  • March - May 2018 Go Birding!

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    March 3 - May 27: Saturdays & Sundays 8am-10am (*No Go Birding! tour offered 4/28 or 4/29*)

    Raptors and ducks - where are they? Which bird species call Bosque del Apache their spring home? 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.

  • March 2018 Canyon Hike

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    March 3 - April 1: Saturdays & Sundays 8:15am-11:15am

    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 at 8:15am. 

  • March 2018 Plant Stories

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    March 3 - March 31: Saturdays 10am-11am

    Look for signs of spring as a naturalist interprets the stories of plants who call the Chihuahuan Desert home. For this free, short walk, meet at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 10:00am. 

  • April - May 2018 Canyon Hike

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    April 7 - May 26: Saturdays 8:15am - 11:!5am

    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 at 8:15am. 

  • April - May 2018 Marsh Overlook Hike

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    April 8 - May 27: 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 at 8:30am.