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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    Audio Tour Podcast

    Take an urban nature adventure! Listen to the audio tour podcast while taking the 11-mile Wildlife Drive.


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    Refuge Pet Policy

    Why can't I bring my dog to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge? Find out more by reading our pet policy.

    Refuge Pet Policy

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    Urban Wildlife Conservation Video

    Take a closer look at the Refuge and the exciting community opportunities!

    Urban Wildlife Conservation Video

General Information

Wildlife Drive and Hiking Trails

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Take the Refuge's 11-mile Wildlife Drive in your vehicle to see bison, deer, hawks, waterfowl and more! Along the way there are parking lots near trail heads to hike the 20 miles of trails. Select trails are open to bicycles. Click on the link below for a map of the wildlife drive and trail system. It's free and a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Refuge.

Trail and Wildlife Drive Map

America the Beautiful Park Pass

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We have America the Beautiful National Park and Federal Recreation Funds Pass, which includes the Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass and Every Kid Outdoors pass. Passes are sold by appointment by calling 303-289-0930. Please bring exact cash or a check for passes with a fee. Sorry, we can't process credit/debit cards.

2021 Fishing Season is Closed

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The 2021 fishing season officially closed December 1, 2021. The 2022 season kicks off April 2. Thank you for another great season and we hope you enjoyed fishing at the Refuge.

Learn More

Archery Range

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Bring your bow and arrows to the Refuge’s FREE walk-up archery range. The range is open daily from sunrise to sunset at the Havana Ponds Trail on the south side of the Refuge. The range has 10 lanes with shooting distances of 10-60 yards.

For Details Visit the Archery Page
Hours of Operation

Refuge Hours and Address

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The Refuge is open and it is FREE to visit. Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day; closes at 12:30 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). Address: 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, CO. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed on federal holidays). Trails and the Wildlife Drive are open. No reservations are needed. The Trail and Wildlife Drive map is available at the main entrance and by clicking on the link below.

Trail/Wildlife Drive Map

About the Complex

Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal 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