Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge: Hours, Address, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Reviews: 4/5

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
4
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
The area
Best nearby
Attractions
2 within 3 miles
Popular mentions

4.0
70 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
25
Average
14
Poor
5
Terrible
3

sunshine1924
United States108 contributions
Dog Poop Everywhere!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John W
Baltimore, United States4 contributions
Great Experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CRYANRETIRE
4 contributions
Great Wildlife Refuge
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

work2travel991
Selinsgrove, PA25 contributions
relaxing private drive
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hrcrazy88
Annapolis, MD78 contributions
Don’t waste your time
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassidy C.
Manvel, TX139 contributions
A quick scenic drive
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janelle H
Lincoln, Ne, United States227 contributions
A nice surprise.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MMM
34 contributions
Birds and Mountains
Mar 2019 • Friends
Great hikes, birds, a porcupine...The volunteers in the visitor center are very helpful. The views of the Sangre de Cristos are exquisite.
Written April 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Teresa G
Alamosa, CO350 contributions
worth a stop
Mar 2019 • Couples
In all the times we've visited this wildlife refuge, we've only seen another person there once, so you'll most likely have the place to yourself if you visit. There is a gravel loop road. We always see deer & a variety of birds & ducks. If you'd like to hike, you can do so along the Rio Grande River. Views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains & of Great Sand Dunes National Park in the distance are very nice. Sometimes we take our bikes & ride the gravel loop a few times.
Written March 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nantmn54
White Bear Lake, MN56 contributions
GSD trip
Nov 2018 • Couples
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- really cool. They really had their eyes on us!
Written November 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 67
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing