Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Audio Tour Podcast

    Take an urban nature adventure! Listen to the audio tour podcast while taking the 11-mile Wildlife Drive.


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    Refuge Pet Policy

    Why can't I bring my dog to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge? Find out more by reading our pet policy.

    Refuge Pet Policy

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    Refuge Video

    Take a closer look at the Refuge before your visit by watching our short video

    Refuge Video

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    National Park Passes

    The Refuge has America the Beautiful National Park Passes - The National Parks and Federal Recreations Funds Pass.

    Click Here for Details

General Information

2021 Catch and Release Daily Fishing Starts April 3

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Get hooked on fishing at Lake Mary and Lake Ladora from sunrise to sunset daily starting April 3 through November 30.

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Wildlife Drive and Trail System

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Take the Refuge's 11-mile Wildlife Drive in your vehicle to see bison, deer, hawks, waterfowl and more! Along the way there are parking lots near trail heads to hike the more than 10 miles of trails. Click on the link below for a map of the wildlife drive and trail system. It's free and a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Refuge.

Trail and Wildlife Drive Map

Refuge Activities

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Looking for great ways to enjoy the outdoors? Visit the Refuge! Click the link below for highlights about our 20 miles of hiking trails, our 11-mile auto Wildlife Drive to see bison, deer, hawks, coyotes, waterfowl, birds and more! Bring your phone or camera and take amazing photos of wildlife, use your phone and connect with iNaturalist, and try one of our nature scavenger hunts with your kids. There’s lots to do at the Refuge and it’s free!

Refuge Activities
Hours of Operation

Refuge Hours and Address

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The Refuge is open and it is FREE to visit. Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Address: 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, CO. The trails and Wildlife Drive are open, the Visitor Center is closed. While visiting, please practice social distancing. Trail maps are available at the main entrance and by clicking on the link below.

Trail/Wildlife Drive Map

About the Complex

Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS