Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Description:

Monte Vista and Alamosa National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are found in the heart of Colorado's San Luis valley. The artificially created wetlands on Monte Vista NWR's 14,804 acres are intensively managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl and other water birds. Mallards, pintail, teal, and Canada geese are common, as are American avocets, killdeer, white-faced ibis, egrets, and herons. Irrigation canals and wells provide precious water to maintain important wetland habitat.

Directions:

The headquarters for both Refuges is located at Alamosa NWR, 4 miles east of the town of Alamosa, Colorado, on Highway 160 and 2 miles south on El Rancho Lane. Monte Vista NWR is located 6 miles south of the town of Monte Vista on Highway 15.

Phone:

719-589-4021

Email:

alamosa@fws.gov

Address:

9383 El Rancho Lane Alamosa, CO 81101

Activities:

Auto Touring Hunting Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service

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