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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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In Walden, visit the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge which sits at 8,200 feet, the highest altitude of any refuge in the continental U.S. Over 23,000-acres of diverse habitat are rich in wildlife. Neotropical migratory birds, nesting waterfowl, as well as large mammals such as Shira’s moose, wintering elk, northern river otter thrive in the willow riparian habitat, wetlands are home to waterfowl, grassland meadows support the greater sage-grouse, now off the endangered list, mule and white-tailed deer, and the sage sparrow, cottontail rabbit, and pronghorn bask on the sagebrush steppe uplands. Explore the habitats along the 6-mile auto tour route, and learn more from the wayside exhibits. There are three overlooks and an ADA compliant blind for observation, photography and hunting. Take the short, accessible half mile Mother Goose Nature Trail. Note, there is hunting in the refuge — wear orange or other bright clothing during hunting season. The Visitor Center features interpretive displays and has staff on hand for questions.

953 Jackson County Road #32
Walden, CO
(970) 723-8202


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