• Hiking Event / USFWS

    Upcoming Program on . . . .

    Friday, December 7 is a geological hike to San Lorenzo Canyon. See more details below.

    Upcoming Events' Poster

  • Waterfowl Hunters with their Retriever / USFWS

    Refuge Hunting Units Open!

    The Refuge's Hunting Units Rio Puerco and A and B are NOW OPEN for the 2018 - 2019 Hunt Season! View the Hunt Fact Sheets below.

    Refuge's 2018 - 2019 Hunt Unit Fact Sheets

  • Fall Flowers - Globe Mallow, Verbena, Broom Snakeweed, and Blackfoot Daisy / USFWS

    Visit Monday Through Saturday

    The Refuge's Visitor Center and entrance gate are open Monday through SATURDAY Now from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    Plan Your Visit page

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker


Refuge' December Program

San Lorenzo Canyon Geology / © Jenny and Oliver Davis

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge offers an outdoor Event on Friday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm with a hike to San Lorenzo Canyon. Details of this Program can be viewed on our Events Calendar page, under the Visit tab above. All the Refuge's Programs are Free! Reservations are required for this hiking event. Please call the Refuge at 575-864-4021 to reserve your space today!

Refuge' Upcoming Events

Trails and Visitor Center's New, Revised Hours Monday through Saturday!

Fall colors / K. Cobble, USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's hours are Monday through SATURDAY Now! The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center and front gate hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. You are allowed to park at the entry gate and walk in to enjoy the trails when the Visitor Center and gate are not open. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Visit Today!

Refuge Flowers Field Guide -

Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

Showcasing Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center's Vast Colors! Enjoy the detailed 53 page pamphlet linked below, which identifies various native flowers and flowering plants seen along the trails around the refuge's Visitor Center. Photographs and drawings of flowering plants are categorized by petal color. Cacti and tree flowers are also included. (The pamphlet guide may take a moment to load and open.)

Field Guide to Flowers / © Sheryl M. Mayfield
Refuge Opportunities from Hiking Excursions to Hunting!

Sevilleta's 2018 - 2019 Hunting Season Is Now Open

Coot flock / USFWS

Improvements to approximately 60 acres of the refuge's wetlands and riparian habitat, for a variety of endangered species and other wildlife, is now completed! In addition to habitat improvements, the refuge has also improved hunting and wildlife observation opportunities which can now be enjoyed during the current 2018 - 2019 Hunt Seasons! With the completion of the improvements, the refuge's Hunt Units Rio Puerco and A and B opened on September 1st! Please see the Units' Hunt Fact Sheets below for the various game bird and waterfowl species hunt season dates. A variety of dove species' season begins September 1, on both Hunt Units.

2018 - 2019 Hunting Seasons' Unit Fact Sheets

2018 Refuge Trails Guide

NEW Trails Guide and Map

Cottontail on trail / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

See the Refuge's newest Trails Guide with Map - updated June 2018!

Sevilleta's June 2018 Trails Guide

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