Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge


Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The Refuge consists of approximately 72 acres, with 63 acres of upland habitat and 9 acres of wetlands. Refuge habitat supports over 100 different species of birds.

Due to its proximity to Denver, one of the Refuge's primary goals is to provide environmental education programs for urban school children. Each year, hundreds of school children learn about wildlife and wetlands. Two Ponds NWR is administered by staff from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR.


Two Ponds NWR is located on West 80th Avenue in Arvada between Wadsworth Avenue and Kipling Avenue. To get to Two Ponds NWR from downtown Denver, take I-25 north to Highway 36 west. Exit at Federal Boulevard and head north to West 80th Avenue. Refuge parking is located on 80th Avenue between Wadsworth Avenue and Kipling Avenue.





7200 Quebec Street Bldg 121 Commerce City, CO 80022


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