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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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The Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful area. Stop in the office there and chat with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
phil123225
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Littleton, Colorado
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Interesting place for wildlife and birdwatching

The refuge comprises a large buidling with ranger base most informative staff, interesting items... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Barbara C
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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953 County Road 32, Just East of Highway 125, Walden, CO 80480
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful area. Stop in the office there and chat with the volunteer working there! They are a wealth of information and they love to share it!! So much to see and enjoy!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

The refuge comprises a large buidling with ranger base most informative staff, interesting items to purchase with a wildlife bias as one would hope for this place. Goodd quality souvenirs at reasonable prices. Good place for wildlife observation out side with feeders well visited by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We drove the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour Road, a 6 mile dirt loop road. We saw several Prairie Dogs and one good sized Beaver. Later on we saw a Moose in the road in Arapaho National Forest.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We love Wildlife refuges. They are some of the best birding habitats around. This one was no exception. We spotted the first Upland Sandpipers we had seen in years! Lots of smaller wading birds on the ponds. Probably the largest Black-crowned Night-heron I ever saw....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We started around 9 am at the visitors center and the woman there was very friendly and helpful in suggested a trail near which moose had been sighted recently. We drove over there down a dirt road with a few big potholes but my Honda...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Incredible place to see and enjoy wildlife. Amazing birds, bring your binoculars! Lots and lots of babies this time of year, grebes, coots, and ducks.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is really off the beaten path, but really nice. I had fun exploring the roads in the NWR. Seen some wildlife. Look up there hours before you go. I checked out this place and State Forest State Park in the same day.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Todd G
Reviewed August 26, 2017

My wife and I traveled here in July and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge along with the cooler weather.. This NWR is located in north central Colorado near the town of Walden. There is no entrance fee but I would encourage you to purchase a current...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Here touring with a birding group from out east. Saw lots of rare birds along with lots of different animals. Worth touring if you're into nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We usually go to ANWR every year. Usually go early June but this year the auto tour road was closed util mid June. This was the first time we didn't see any moose from the boardwalk. There was not as many waterfowl as usual. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Like any National Wildlife Refuge I have been to, sure! You can take your dog. You probably shouldn’t let your dog run loose, nor harass the wildlife, but dogs need some outdoor time too.
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