Refuge activities are permitted one hour before legal sunrise until one hour after legal sunset.
The 3-mile Wildlife Drive is open year round to automobiles, foot travel, horseback, and bicycling, including e-bikes.
The 4-mile out and back Rio Grande Nature Trail and 2-mile out and back Bluff Nature Trail are open to foot travel. Depending on snowfall, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing during winter months are permitted. Hikers and snowshoers are asked to be respectful of tracks set by skiers and hike to the side.
The Rio Grande Nature Trail is seasonally closed from April 15th to September 1st to protect the southwestern willow flycatcher, a federally endangered bird, during the breeding season.
Pets must be leashed, and their waste picked up.
Please stay on main trail path's. Do not venture onto game trails or enter closed areas of the refuge. When in doubt, contact refuge management for further guidance.
Traveling off of designated trails or roads.
Entering Closed Areas of the Refuge.
Camping and Fires.
Possession or consumption of alcohol while hunting.
Possession of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia while on all Federal property.
Unmanned aircraft systems, including drones.
Littering - including pet waste.
Searching for or removing cultural artifacts, fossils, or animal parts, including antler sheds.
Off-highway vehicles, such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), or utility terrain vehicles (UTVs).
State fishing regulations and licensing apply to the Refuge fishing area.
Fishing is only allowed within the designated fishing area. There are seasonal closure areas where fishing is closed from April 15th to September 1st to protect the southwestern willow flycatcher, a federally endangered bird, during the breeding season. For more information, see the Refuge's Hunting & Fishing brochure. Alamosa Refuge Hunting & Fishing Brochure
Access to the fishing area must be from Parking Area #7 or from the Malm Trail. Do not trespass on private lands.
All personal property, including fishing line, bait containers, and other trash must be removed at the end of each day.
Limited hunting is allowed on the Refuge in accordance with State regulations and Refuge specific regulations. Refer to the Refuge's Hunting & Fishing brochure for details. Alamosa Refuge Hunting & Fishing Brochure
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