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GNWR Map (No Hiking Cave Trails)

Guam National Wildlife Refuge, Ritidian Unit welcomes the public free of charge. Visitors can explore roughly two miles worth of trails, visit latte stone and other cultural sites, relax on a beautiful white-sand beach, or schedule a tour of the newly rediscovered ancient village or of the numerous caves found along the majestic limestone cliff line. Visitors can also experience what Guam may have looked and sounded like 500 years ago, by visiting our Nature Center building, where four 16-foot murals depict Guam's natural environment before European contact.

  • Nature Center

    Nature Center Building 2016

    The Guam National Wildlife Refuge Ritidian Unit welcomes the public to visit the Nature Center. Open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays through Tuesdays, visitors can experience what Guam may have looked and sounded like 500 years ago at the Nature Center, where four 16-foot murals depict Guam’s natural environment before European contact.

  • Photography & Wildlife Viewing

    Endangered Snail

    The forest at the Guam National Wildlife Refuge Ritidian Unit is home to many different plants and trees, some of which produce beautiful flowers and fruits. These forests in turn support a diverse array of wildlife, such as birds, insects, lizards and crabs, among many others. The refuge also hosts a very large population of native butterflies; abundant among them are the blue-banded king crow butterfly, which can be found in great numbers throughout the forest and along the beach. Visitors will also find geckos, skinks and crabs in abundance throughout the refuge, as well as marine life, from the fossils within the cliff walls to the beautiful coral reefs that make up more than two thirds of the total refuge area.

  • Cultural Resources

    Star Cave Pictograph

    Archaeological evidence of Guam’s prehistoric Chamorro culture abound at the Guam National Wildlife Refuge, Ritidian Unit. Visitors can experience numerous cultural sites including a Spanish stone well, latte stones, a historic burial site, and the site of the historic Spanish church, Casa Real. In addition, visitors can also attend a cave tour to view pictographs, ancient Chamorro pottery pieces and latte stones, as well as a tour of the newly rediscovered ancient latte village to experience an ancient Chamorro village, untouched since the late seventeenth century.

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016
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