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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, Colorado 80022 USA

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“ignificant habitat island for wildlife”

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located 10 minutes from downtown Denver, is nearly 17,000 acres, making it one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the United States. It consists of open lakes, wetlands, prairie grasslands, and woodlands. Due to its proximity to Denver, one of the Refuge's primary goals is to provide environmental education programs for urban school children. Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Refuge to appreciate its wildlife, view the scenic habitat, and learn about native prairie species. The Arsenal has been called "a significant habitat island for wildlife" and "a place to renew the relationship with nature." Popular activities include interpretative programs, environmental education, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography.

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One of the few wild life refuges in the metro area. One of the places to see bison up close. Enter at 6550 gateway road , which is 64th if you enter from the west Road is a circle so you will... Read more

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Daniel E.

This place might be my favorite thing to do in Colorado, as it yields itself to so many positive elements. Whether you want to hike, bird, fish, or immerse yourself in a fantastic wildlife... Read more

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Elizabeth M.

Absolutely beautiful! I had some time in the morning before my plane left, so I thought I would try the wildlife drive right after sunrise. I wasn't sure if I would really see any animals, but... Read more

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

6550 Gateway Rd
Commerce City, Colorado
80022 USA
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