Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas

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With the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway, the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering area for migrating geese, ducks, and cranes.Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge rests on a plateau in the foothills with the Rocky Mountains just beyond. River canyon walls drop below the refuge on three sides. Las Vegas (Spanish for "the meadows") preserves both wildlife habitats and a slice of New Mexico's rich cultural history.
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  • There were many waterfowl and several hawks in the area on Oct 19 2017 when we visited. Most of the birds were in the large pond north of the visitor center and in Brown's Marsh, on the west side of t...  more »
  • I was at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge in September 2017. It had been raining for a couple of days prior to my arrival, so one side of the auto tour road was closed. This place is known for a...  more »
  • This is our third stop here in the past four years. While there is a little water in the lakes it is still quite arid looking. It was much worse (bone dry) four years ago! Love the Gallinas trail, whi...  more »
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  • I like taking my son out there we always see something different from Hawks to elk to coyotes
  • This is a beautiful area to experience the natural wildlife in the local area .
  • Not open no more bummer really like it there
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  • I FARMED AND RAISED WHITE FACE HEREFORDS ON THE LAND NOW KNOWN AS THE LAS VEGAS WILDLIFE PRESERVE DURING THE WORLD WAR II; I'D SURE LIKE TO SEE SOME PICTURES OF THE AREA NOW.

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