• Father and son hunting / USFWS

    Refuge Hunting Season Has Started

    The Refuge's Hunting Season in the Rio Puerco Unit and Sevilleta Units A and B opened September 1! View the Hunt Fact Sheets below.

    Refuge's 2019 - 2020 Hunt Unit Fact Sheets

  • Mule deer buck teeth grinning / Refuge remote camera, USFWS

    Visit The Refuge Monday to Saturday

    Sevilleta's Visitor Center and entrance gate are open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to SATURDAY.

    Plan Your Visit page

  • Fall colors / © K. Van Zandt

    Sevilleta's Public Events

    The Refuge's Events are all free! Reservations may be required for some Events to assure a space. Call 505 864-4021. See below.

    Calendar of Events

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Observation Entries

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings. You can enter your bird sightings also!

    eBird Daily Observations


Upcoming Events

December 6, 2019 Geology Informational Sign, USFWS

• Cibola Geology Tour Hike Friday, December 6th from 9 am – 3 pm. Join us for a Tour of the east side of the refuge, where the pronghorn roam, where Gunnison’s prairie dogs are building their towns, and long term Ecological Research sites are concentrated. Tour includes a walk into picturesque Cibola Canyon, where seasonal water flows over exposed limestone bedrock and the surrounding area. Hiking will be 2-3 miles, moderate level, navigating sloping rock surfaces and sandy inclines. Space is limited, reservations required, call 505 864-4021 to make your reservations.

Trails and Visitor Center Now Open Monday to Saturday!

Gunnisons looking up / USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center and front gate's open hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through SATURDAY Now! The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. You are allowed to park at the entry gate and walk in to enjoy the trails when the Visitor Center and gate are not open. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Plan Your Visit

Our Final Compatibility Determinations are Complete

Wildlife photographers on refuge / USFWS

The Refuge's previously reviewed, draft Compatibility Determinations (CDs) have been finalized, following last July's period of public comments. The refuge's CDs on Fishing, Cemetery Visitation, Recreation Use in San Lorenzo Canyon, Research, Interpretation, Special Events, Wildlife Photography, and Wildlife Observation have all been finalized and can be viewed in the link below. We thank you for your interest in Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge's Completed Compatibility Determinations (CDs)
Refuge Hunting Began September 1st!

Sevilleta's 2019 - 2020 Hunting Season Open Now to February 13, 2020

Girl hunting pheasant / USFWS

The refuge's Rio Puerco Hunt Unit and Sevilleta Hunt Units A and B opened September 1, 2019. The Hunt Season runs through February 13th. Please see the Units' Hunt Fact Sheets below for the various game bird and waterfowl species hunt season dates.

Refuge Hunting Seasons' Unit Fact Sheets

Refuge Trails Guide with Current Map

Trails Guide and Map

Cottontail on trail / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

See the Refuge's most recent Trails Guide with updated Map!

Sevilleta's Updated June 2018 Trails Guide

The Beauty of the Refuge Through the Seasons

Refuge Flowers Field Guide -

Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

Showcasing Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center's Vast Colors! Enjoy the detailed 53 page pamphlet linked below, which identifies various native flowers and flowering plants seen along the trails around the refuge's Visitor Center. Photographs and drawings of flowering plants are categorized by petal color. Cacti and tree flowers are also included. (The pamphlet guide may take a moment to load and open.)

Field Guide to Flowers / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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