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Refuge Information 

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge physical Address:       
6120 Hwy 15
Monte Vista CO 81144                

Phone:  719-589-4021              
Fax:    719-589-3409

Refuge Manager:                 
Suzanne Beauchaine
719-589-4021, x1003

Monte Vista Refuge is open one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset for Refuge permitted activities.

Directions to Monte Vista Refuge: From the town of Monte Vista, drive south on State Hwy 15 (Gunbarrel Road) for 6 miles to the entrance of the wildlife. The small office and visitor contact station at the Refuge is located at the start of the Wildlife Drive. The visitor contact station is volunteer run and not open most days. For more information, please call us at 719-589-4021.

Refuge Staff located at
Alamosa Refuge and Visitor Center (physical and mailing address)
9383 El Rancho Lane
Alamosa, CO 81101

Directions to Alamosa Refuge and Visitor Center -- From the junction of Hwys 17 and 160, drive east on HWY 160 for about 3 miles to El Rancho Lane. Turn right onto El Rancho and drive about 2 miles to the visitor center. The Visitor Center is open intermittently when staff and volunteers are available. For more information, call us at 719-589-4021 or by email at You can also contact Friends of the San Luis Valley Refuges for more information.