Come explore the 11-mile auto wildlife drive loop to see bison, deer, hawks, coyotes, waterfowl, birds and more!
Take a closer look at the Refuge before your visit by watching our short video
Save the Monarch Butterfly
North American monarch butterflies are in trouble due in part to loss of milkweed habitat.
Colorado Junior Duck Stamp
Learn more about how to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program for students in grades K-12.
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program
Hours of Operation
The Refuge is open sunrise to sunset seven days a week and is open most federal holidays (closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). The Visitor Center is open Wednesdays - Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed on all federal holidays). Visiting the Refuge is FREE. Please note there is no bus stop near the Refuge and taxi service can be limited or intermittent. Call 303-289-0930 for more information. We hope to see you at the Refuge soon!Trail/Wildlife Drive Map
About the Complex
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex consists of three National Wildlife Refuges.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
We have America the Beautiful National Park and Federal Recreation Pass, which includes the Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass and Every Kid in a Park Pass. Passes are sold at the Refuge Visitor Center Wednesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Please call the Visitor Center at 303-289-0930 in advance to confirm if staff is available to issue the pass. Please bring exact cash or a check for passes with a fee. Sorry, we can't process credit/debit cards. Learn More
Since October 2015, 54 black-footed ferrets were reintroduced into the wild at the Refuge. Get a chance to see this endangered and nocturnal animal up close by visiting our black-footed ferret exhibit located a few steps away from the Visitor Center back patio. This free exhibit is open Wednesdays – Sundays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Click on the link below to learn more about the black-footed ferret and see our Wild News Nature Programs below for free programs about the ferrets. Learn More About Black-Footed Ferrets
Check out our nature programs, tours, hands-on activities, news and more.Best of all, these programs are free! To receive an electronic copy, send your e-mail address to email@example.com. Include in the subject line Wild News.Wild News Nature Programs
Find out what birds are currently at the Refuge using the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.eBird Trail Tracker
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was established, in part, to protect our national symbol, the bald eagle.
Page Photo Credits Visitor Center - Melissa Van Dreese/USFWS, Soaring Bald Eagle - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Bison with Calf - © Rich Keen/DPRA, Black-footed ferret at prairie dog hole © Mike Lockhart, Bison calf between two females © Rich Keen, Father and Son Fishing - USFWS, Junior Duck Stamp Winners © USFWS, Lake Ladora © Dave Showalter, Monarch butterfly © USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017