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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, Colorado 80022 USA

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Tue 5:30a-8:30p
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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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May 08, 2021
Rated 3.0

The animals were so far away that we could barely see them. Saw some bison, deer and prairie dogs in the distance. There are lots of walking trails and fishing spots. That would probably have been more fun than the wildlife drive.

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June 19, 2018
Rated 5.0

Nice place to kill a couple hours

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

6550 Gateway Rd
Commerce City, Colorado
80022 USA


Open now until 8:30 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm

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