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South Central Colorado Sights

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

  • 9383 El Rancho La. Map It
  • Alamosa
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 10/01/2013

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Less than an hour's drive southwest of Great Sand Dunes are two sanctuaries for songbirds, water birds, and raptors (they're also home to many other types of birds, along with mule deer, beavers, and coyotes). The smaller of the two is the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, comprising nearly 12,000 acres of natural and man-made wetlands bordering the Rio Grande. You can take a 2-mile hike along the river or a 3½-mile drive along the bluff overlook on the park's eastern side. The refuge office is staffed by volunteers sporadically from March through November and closed in winter—it's wise to call first.

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9383 El Rancho La., off U.S. 160, Alamosa, Colorado, 81101, United States

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  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Updated 10/01/2013


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