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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

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Bluff Overlook - Wow!

We gave up on the washboard roads before reaching The Bluff on our last visit; our loss. The roads... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
Janet L
Saint Louis, Missouri
GSD trip

The main building was not open but we parked, picked up a map and walked a trail. It was the... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The main building was not open but we parked, picked up a map and walked a trail. It was the middle of the day and we weren’t expecting to see many animals. We took the driving tour and saw 3 elk eating in the distance-...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Stopped here one morning about 8 AM, and it was cool to drive around alone. Saw a several birds, but I was expecting more variety. The visitor center was not open, so I cannot comment on that. The road for the auto-tour is pretty smooth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The tourist center was closed (note said open occasionally). The walk trail was also locked. The drive to the center is on a washboard road - be ready to bounce. The loop drive is not so bad (dirt). I only saw a total of 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Pretty reserve with an auto tour & nice nature walking paths. We were able to add a couple new bird sighting, since we are from California's pacific flyway, so score! Visitor center was really interesting, & staff was friendly/helpful. We'll go back again when visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mundaySacramento
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We drove through the refuge after receiving a tip from a volunteer at Great Sand Dunes. I was leading a group of middle school students in late February, so we were told we should try to see the cranes, who fly in around dusk. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank EvergreenCOmom
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We headed out there for a walk and it was really nice. Quiet, birds, easy walking... fresh air and distant views of mountains.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank paca1957
Reviewed January 4, 2018

My wife and I stopped here while on our way to Mesa Verde. I am a birder and wanted to see what was around. The refuge center was open and the ranger was very pleasant and helpful, we drove slowly around the perimeter road. Although...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Steve H
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We were lucky, visiting on a sunny, if windy, October day. The fall colours of the bushes, trees, rushes and greasses were magnificent in the sunshine and the river was navy blue. Beyond the plateau, the impressive mountain ranges were snow-capped. Among the interesting birds...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KitSuffolk_UK
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Flat, lovely scenery, wildlife; we had a great 2 mile walk with the dogs here. I don't think we saw another human on the entire walk.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AndrewRodney
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We gave up on the washboard roads before reaching The Bluff on our last visit; our loss. The roads seemed better this time, but it is still slow going in spots. The Bluff Road is a loop worth visiting. Take binoculars if you have them....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Janet L
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