Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Xeric tallgrass prairie

    Remnants of this rare habitat are preserved at the Refuge.

  • Lindsay Barn Reflection

    Historic Lindsay Ranch

    The area known as the Lindsay Ranch was once part of the 1800s homestead era.

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    Preble's meadow jumping mouse

    The Refuge is home to the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, which is listed on the federal threatened species list.

General Information

Hiking Trails

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Visiting Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is free. Discover the 10.3 miles of year-round hiking trails for wildlife viewing, photography, and to connect with nature. Designated Refuge trails are open for hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Refuge trails meander through mixed and tallgrass prairie. Trail surfaces are crushed gravel or dirt. For details and a hiking map, click on the Trails Map below.

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Trails Map

Rocky Mountain Greenway

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The Rocky Mountain Greenway will connect Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Rocky Mountain National Park via Two Ponds and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuges.

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Visitor Information and Hours


The Refuge is located at 16170 West 120th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403. The Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Trail Map

About the Complex

Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS