Rules and Regulations


Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public only from dawn until dusk. The majority of the Refuge is designated as a wildlife sanctuary and closed to all public access.

The 4-mile Auto Tour Route and the short nature trail are open year round.

Pets must be under control at all times.

No overnight parking, camping, or fires are allowed.

Motorized trail bikes and off-road vehicles are not permitted on Refuge roads or trails.