Fodor's Expert Review Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Alamosa Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just west of the Alamosa wildlife refuge is its sister sanctuary, the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,000-acre park that's a stopping point for more than 20,000 migrating cranes in the spring and fall. It hosts an annual Crane Festival, held one weekend in mid-March in the nearby town of Monte Vista, and a children's Crane Festival in mid-October at the park with kid-friendly activities. You can see the sanctuary by foot, bike, or car via the 4-mile Wildlife Drive.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Scenic Drive Trail Family

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6120 Hwy. 15
Monte Vista, Colorado  81101, USA

719-589–4021

www.fws.gov/refuge/monte_vista

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Rate Includes: Free

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