Alamosa Refuge and Visitor Center (physical address)9383 El Rancho LaneAlamosa, CO 81101
Alamosa Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset.
Directions to Alamosa Refuge and Visitor Center -- From the junction of Hwys 17 and 160, drive east on HWY 160 for about 3 miles to El Rancho Lane. Turn right onto El Rancho and drive to the visitor center. The Visitor Center is run by volunteers from the Friends of the San Luis Valley NWR. It is open only occasionally and is closed October – March. For more information, call us at 719-589-4021 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Friends of the San Luis Valley Refuges for more information.
The Refuge Office is located at the San Luis Valley NWR Complex Headquarters. From the junction of Highway 17 and 160, drive east on HWY 160, 0.5 miles to Adams Lane. Turn and drive south, stopping at the railroad crossing. Proceed carefully across the railroad tracks. Follow the dirt road next to the railroad tracks to the east for about 1 mile, the road will turn south. Stay on the main dirt road to the 2-story tan building well marked with signs.
The San Luis Valley NWR Complex Headquarters and Mailing Address:8249 Emperious RoadAlamosa, CO 81101
The San Luis Valley NWR Complex Headquarters in Alamosa is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed weekends and federal holidays.
When you plan for a trip to the Refuge, wear sturdy shoes for land excursions, and dress for the weather. Bring water, food, binoculars, field guides, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and anything else that might make the outdoor experience more enjoyable. Areas throughout the Refuge are designated as closed year round to protect migrating waterfowl or for public safety. Maps of these areas are available at the refuge kiosk and at Refuge Headquarters.
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Look for the striking plumage of these graceful birds. They sweep their bills side to side to find food in shallow ponds.