Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
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Nature & Wildlife Areas
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,187 contributions
Oct 2021
Was able to see many birds along auto loop trail (not as many on walking trail). Very close to town. Free.
Written November 3, 2021
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO950 contributions
Oct 2021
We've been to the nearby Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge a number of times. And while we were never there at peak times, we've always seen a number of birds. And always have seen Sandhill Cranes. We thought we'd give Alamosa a try.

Like with Monte Vista, there's a drive through the Refuge. But on the drive, we didn't see anything. Like nothing. There may be birds at other times. But not today.
Written October 14, 2021
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tina123_12
Orlando, Florida54 contributions
May 2021
I love National parks and refuges and have visited many but I have to say this was a huge disappointment. You drive for miles and miles on a rutted dirt road for an overlook that you can’t see any wildlife from. If your in a rent a car you might want to re-think this as well. Kinda off road. We took a hike which did not make the experience any better. We almost felt like we were in the wrong place but we were in the right place. Just not what I was expecting. Do not waste your time!! It's not worth the car wash.
Written June 3, 2021
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sunshine1924
United States108 contributions
Mar 2020
We came here in late Winter so didn't expect to see much wildlife, but thought it might be a place for a nice walk. There is a 2 mile nature trail along the river. The nature trail was covered in dog poop. It really took away from the walk, as you couldn't walk and look for birds as you had to watch where you stepped. About every 10 yards or so, more piles of poop. It is disappointing that there are so many inconsiderate dog owners using this trail. Perhaps there needs to be a sign and some free baggies at the trailhead or make the nature trail off limits to dogs. The highlight of our walk was seeing a porcupine in a tree.
Written March 7, 2020
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John W
Baltimore, United States4 contributions
Oct 2019
We went to the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge on October 7th and walked the trail by the Rio Grande. Peaceful and very scenic. Saw a Heron, geese, cranes and other waterfowl and birds. Autumn colors were brillant. If you have an hour or so, it is worth the visit.
Written October 17, 2019
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CRYANRETIRE
4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Unbelievably close to Alamosa. We were thy thre times during our short trip. Great to go at different times of the day. We saw a beautiful Osprey with a fish. Muskrats,Coots,Grebes,Meadowlarks, Sage Wrens and more. Loved it and plan to return in the spring.
Written October 15, 2019
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work2travel991
Selinsgrove, PA25 contributions
Aug 2019
Even with the low water levels and hot temperatures we were still able to see birds that are not common in our area. Very low key and seems to be on the decline.
Written August 15, 2019
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hrcrazy88
Annapolis, MD84 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
First off I love National parks and refuges and have visited many but this was a huge disappointment. You drive for miles on a rutted dirt road for an overlook that you can’t see any wildlife from. Did not have a chance to hike which might have made it a better experience. Never saw a visitors center.
Go to the Great Sand Dune National Park. That place is much more interesting and has easier access.
Written June 24, 2019
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Cassidy C.
Manvel, TX139 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Full disclosure, we didn't hike here. It's right off the drive from Great Sand Dunes into Alamosa. We stopped by on a Saturday and the Visitor Center was closed (it's M-F), so we just took the drive around. Saw several birds, a hawk (assuming, not up on my bird recognition!), and enjoyed the scenery. All in all, we found it average. It was a nice way to spend 30mins, but nothing spectacular.
Written May 21, 2019
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Janelle H
Lincoln, Ne, United States223 contributions
Apr 2019
Heading out of the Alamosa area, we seen signs for this area and are glad we did. A nice little visitor center and a beautiful drive through the wetlands. Another road takes you to an amazing overlook. Put this on your list if you are in the area, you will not be disappointed. (and we are not birders, but if you are...it's even better.)
Written May 21, 2019
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