Plan Your Visit

Refuge Visitor Center entrance / USFWS

Welcome to the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge! Summer hours begin Monday, June 3rd - with a Monday through Friday weekly schedule.

Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center Hours:
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge' current hours are Monday through Saturday through June 1st. SUMMER HOURS BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 3 WITH MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WEEKDAY OPEN HOURS. The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center and front gate hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning June 3, 2019. 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.  

At the Visitor Center, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, trails guide, checklists, and brochures; and let you know what's happening on the refuge.  This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted.

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

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

Special Events and Activities:
The refuge offers many exciting special events and activities for visitors!  Check out the Events Calendar and For Educators pages for fun things to do.  Go to our refuge Facebook Page and see what's being shared today.    

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 34.351990, -106.885147.  

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