Plan Your Visit

Refuge sign / USFWS

Welcome to Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge.

The refuge headquarters building is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.  It is located separately from the refuge.

Visitors are encouraged to stop here for information on Leslie Canyon or San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, the other refuge administered by this station.

Explore the Refuge
Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge is open seven days a week during daylight hours for wildlife-related activities such as wildlife watching and photography and hiking.

Exploring Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge takes an adventurer’s spirit.  Its remoteness can make accessibility challenging.  Leslie Canyon Road bisects the refuge but there is no other vehicular access. In order to protect some endangered species that call the refuge home, all areas south of Leslie Canyon Road are closed to the public.

Come Prepared
Remember that when you visit the refuge you are in a desert environment and near an international border.  Come prepared and be sure to take certain precautions.

The headquarters is located separately from the refuge about twelve miles north of Douglas along Highway 191.  The physical street address is 7628 North Highway 191, West San Gabriel Road.

GPS coordinates to the refuge headquarters are 31.581022 N,-109.506226 W.
GPS Coordinates for the refuge trailhead are 31.58796 N, 109.51332 W.  

From Douglas to the refuge headquarters:  The headquarters are located on Highway 191 approximately 11.3 miles north of the Highway 80 and Highway 191 junction, four miles west of Douglas.

From Douglas to the refuge:  From A Ave., go north (A Ave. becomes Leslie Canyon Rd. after highway 80).  The refuge is approximately 16.4 miles north of Douglas on Leslie Canyon Road. The trailhead is 0.33 miles up Leslie Canyon Rd.

From Interstate 10 East to the refuge:  Take exit # 303 at Benson. Drive through Benson and follow signs to Tombstone.  Almost four miles south of Tombstone, turn left onto Davis Road. Stay on Davis Road for 26 miles. At the second stop sign, turn right onto Highway 191.  The entrance to the refuge headquarters is seven miles south of Davis Road on the right hand side of Highway 191.  The Office is one mile west of Highway 191.

From Interstate 10 West to the refuge:  Take exit 5 at Road Forks, New Mexico.  Stay on Highway 80 through Douglas and turn right at Highway 191.  Approximately 11.3 miles turn left onto the refuge headquarters entrance road.  The headquarters is one mile west.