Plan Your Visit

Wetlands waterfowl / USFWS

Welcome to the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, which remain open and accessible to the public.

Refuge Headquarters Hours:
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.  

Refuge' current maps, trails guide, checklists, and brochures are available at Kiosks.  

The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). 

The Refuge' Visitor Center is currently closed out of caution to ensure health and safety to our visitors.

Read our Agency' COVID-19 Announcement Letter

Refuge lands, including nature trails and outdoor recreational activities, remain open and accessible to the public.

A Timeless Landscape:
View our refuge' Fact Sheet for more details and a map outlining the vast area of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.    

Climate Extremes:
Come prepared for unpredictable weather with hat, sunglasses, water, and layers of clothing. Summer temperatures can soar to 100 degrees and then cool down considerably at night; you can expect early afternoon monsoon rains from July into September.  Winter temperatures can be cold and skies are frequently clear; at night the temperature can approach the freeze mark. You can expect an occasional skiff of snow. 

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters is located 50 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is about ¼ mile west of Interstate 25 at exit 169.  The lat/long is 34.351501, -106.882401.  

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