Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Alamosa

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The Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is an 11169acre United States National Wildlife Refuge located in southern Colorado. The site is located in the San Luis Valley along the east side of the Rio Grande approximately southeast of Alamosa primarily in southeastern Alamosa County, although very small parts extend into northeastern Conejos and western Costilla counties. It is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service jointly with the Baca and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges. It was established in 1962 as a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife.The site consists of wet meadows, river oxbows and riparian corridor primarily within the flood plain of the Rio Grande, and dry uplands vegetated with greasewood and saltbush. These areas support songbirds, water birds, raptors, mule deer, beaver and coyotes. Water from the Rio Grande is supplemented by water from the Closed Basin Project. The site includes a visitor center and two-mile roundtrip hiking trail. It is considered to be more wild and less intensely managed than the nearby Monte Vista refuge.
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  • We headed out there for a walk and it was really nice. Quiet, birds, easy walking... fresh air and distant views of mountains.  more »
  • 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 aro...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
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