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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Quebec and 72nd Ave Commerce City CO 80022
(303) 289-0136
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The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest urban Refuges in the country and supports more tha...n 330 species of wildlife, including bison, bald eagles, deer, burrowing owls and more. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages this Refuge and offers environmental education and nature programs. Recreation opportunities include a 9-mile self-guided wildlife drive,...

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Twenty-seven square miles of open space just 10 miles northeast of downtown Denver, the refuge is home to 300 wildlife species.

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The 17,000-acre arsenal offers more than three miles of trails, wildlife watching and a visitors center, whose gift shop sells wildlife-related objects such as books, gifts and...

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It's a gamble at no cost, but if you win, it's great

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With no entry fee, you have little to lose other than time & petrol cruising through the park hoping that wildlife will be in sight. If you win, like we were lucky enough to do, a visit is well worthwhile. We saw many prarie dogs...

MUCH MORE than wildlife

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The visitor center gives all sort of information about the history of this property and it is indeed amazing. The drive around the area is scenic and you can see bison, deer and lots of cute little prairie dogs. Best of all, this attraction is...

Wildlife right outside of Denver

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Glad we found this - great experience. It was REALLY windy the day we went and the woman at the Visitor Center said we may not see a lot of wildlife because of the wind, but there were a lot of animals out, anyway.

Great Self Guided Tour

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We decided to check out the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
Located just outside of Denver, this 15,000-acre refuge of prairie, wetlands and woodlands has seen many uses, from prairie to farmland and construction, and is now home to Colorado's native wildlife and is one...

Absolutely amazing

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What an amazing place! So close to Denver and free as well. It’s well worth a visit. We had a wonderful drive. We did the 1.8 mile lake walk which had some lovely views and wildlife (birds and deer). We’d recommend the wildlife drive as...

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Refuge Hours: Sunrise to sunset 7 days a week, open most Federal holidays Visitor Center Hours: Wed - Sun 9 am to 4 pm, closed on all Federal holidays

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal is a phenomenal open space refuge home to more than 300 species of wildlife. It is the second largest urban wildlife refuge in the country. The arsenal spans 17,000 acres of prairie and a 1000-acre wetland area also stretches across the terrain. The site is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday and offers over three miles of sightseeing trails and a two-hour...

Located just eight miles from downtown Denver, the refuge is the largest contiguous open space in the Denver metropolitan area. The site is currently undergoing a major environmental restoration program and will become one of the largest urban national wildlife refuges in the United States.

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Contamination occurred in some areas because the military used a small portion of this site to produce chemical weapons and Shell Chemical Company used it to produce pesticides. Both entities have participated in a cleanup project, which is expected to last several more years.

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Special programs offer the opportunity to learn about fish and fish hatcheries, prairie dogs and ferrets, waterfowl migration, native plants and other wildlife. Groups can get tours by reservation during the week.

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