Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge


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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Alamosa NWR
9383 El Rancho Ln
Alamosa, CO 81101

Phone:719-589-4021
Web: alamosa.fws.gov/Monte%20Vista.html
Established: 1953.
Location:In south-central Colorado, about 4 miles east of Alamosa, Colorado.
Facilities:Viewing sites, trails, auto tour route (4 miles).
Activities:Hunting, hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Refuge is a major stopover for migrating greater sandhill cranes moving between their wintering grounds in the south and their breeding grounds in the north. Up to 20,000 cranes pass through the refuge every spring and fall.
Habitats: 14,804 acres of artificially-created wetlands.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: White-faced ibis, avocets, bald eagles, harriers, greater sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, deer, coyotes, beaver, porcupines, and elk.

See other parks in Colorado.