Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge


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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Bldg 121
Commerce City, CO 80022

Phone:303-289-0930
Web: www.fws.gov/twoponds
Established: 1990.
Location:15 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado, in the suburban community of Arvada.
Facilities:Trails, viewing sites.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife observation, guided tours.
Special Features:113 species of birds have been observed on refuge land, mostly during the spring, summer, and fall; 22 nest here.
Habitats: 72 acres of grassy wetlands and uplands with three small ponds.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Deer, red fox, turtles, raccoon, sparrows, hawks, woodpeckers, magpies, warblers, and herons.

See other parks in Colorado.
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Among the newer--and smaller--of America's refuges, the 40-acre Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge provides a contrast to the surrounding 100 miles of closely spaced houses, streets, and shopping centers.
Back at Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, the winter sunset casts a deep blue tone across the homes of hibernating amphibians near the ponds, of hawks fluffed against the cold, and of neighboring humans whose daily life is enhanced by this preserve.