Northeastern New Mexico Sights

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

  • NM 281 Map It
  • Las Vegas
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

More than 250 known species—including eagles, sandhill cranes, hawks, and prairie falcons—travel the Central Flyway to this 8,672-acre area of marshes, native grasslands, and forested canyons. Here, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet the Great Plains, the ½-mi-long Gallinas Nature Trail winds beside sandstone cliffs and ruins, and an 8-mi auto tour loops through the most picturesque habitats of the refuge (four-wheel-drive can be necessary following rain or snow). You can get oriented by dropping by the visitor center (free maps and bird species left out for visitors at all times).

Sight Information

Address:

NM 281, 1½ mi east of Las Vegas on NM 104, then 4½ mi south on NM 281, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 87701, United States

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Phone:

505-425–3581

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Grounds daily dawn–dusk; visitor center weekdays 8–4:30

Published 10/27/2015

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