• Blazing star flowers attracting monarchs / © Tally Hamilton, USFWS

    Early Spring Wildflowers

    Join us for a presentation and trail hike focusing on the early spring wildflowers of Socorro County! Friday, April 5 from 9 am to 12 noon.

    Refuge's Events Calendar

  • Pronghorn resting / USFWS

    Compatibility Determinations Finalized

    Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge's eight (8) separate Compatibility Determinations (CDs) are completed. View in link below.

    Current Refuge' Compatibility Determinations (CDs)

  • 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 Observation Entries

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings. You can enter your bird sightings also!

    eBird Daily Observations


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

Visitor Center hummingbirds / 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.

Plan Your Visit

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

Our Final Compatibility Determinations are Complete

Wildlife photographers on refuge / USFWS

The Refuge's previously reviewed, draft Compatibility Determinations (CDs) have been finalized, following last July's period of public comments. The refuge's CDs on Fishing, Cemetery Visitation, Recreation Use in San Lorenzo Canyon, Research, Interpretation, Special Events, Wildlife Photography, and Wildlife Observation have all been finalized and can be viewed in the link below. We thank you for your interest in Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge's Completed Compatibility Determinations (CDs)

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