A smartphone snapping a photo of a bright yellow flower in a grassy field

One of the most popular activities on national wildlife refuges is wildlife photography. At Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge it is one of the best ways to connect with nature. With 20 miles of hiking trails, an 11-mile Wildlife Drive, nature programs, and viewing areas the Refuge is a photographer’s paradise. Whether it's photographing deer during the rut, bison calves in the spring, waterfowl during migration, or the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains against a big blue sky, it’s easy to capture the Refuge’s beauty through your lens. Please be sure to stay on trails, follow all posted signs, and park vehicles in designated areas only. All other Refuge lands and staff roads are closed to visitors.

Visit the Wildlife Watching page to see what's happening each season.