Activities & Resources
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge551in Commerce City, CO 80022
about Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge:
Where once chemical weapons were produced and soil extremely contaminated now is an amazing collection of deer, prairie dogs, bison, coyotes, bald eagles, and many species of hawks, owls, and other birds that thrived in the abandoned fields, grasslands, and wood lots that had been protected from forty years of urban sprawl and development.
Since 1992, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has managed the site and monitored wildlife health, restoring native prairie habitats, and providing opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation.
The refuge has an indoor Visitor Center, which hosts extensive programming for all ages, including family workshops, seasonal fishing programs, kids' ecology classes, and the Tuesday Tots program, offered the first Tuesday of each month from 10am-11am for young naturalists ages two to five years old.
All visitors must enter through the south gate, which is located at 56th Ave. and Havana St.