Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge


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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Address:US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bldg 121
Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone:303-289-0232
Fax:303-289-0579
Web: www.fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal
Established: 2000.
Location:11 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado.
Facilities:Visitor center, trails, viewing sites.
Activities:Hiking, catch-and-release fishing (during summer months), educational programs.
Special Features:In 1986, a communal roost of bald eagles was discovered on an environmental cleanup site managed by the U.S. Army and Shell Oil. The discovery of the then-endangered species led to the creation of Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR.
Habitats: 17,000 acres of native prairie, woodlots and wetlands..
Access: Weekends 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wild life: Bald eagles and other raptors, bats, burrowing owls, pocket gopher, meadow vole, prairie dogs, deer, waterfowl, and songbirds.

See other parks in Colorado.
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