Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Created in 1992, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a work in progress. Over the years, the mile-wide buffer around the former chemical weapons plant provided a refuge for prairie animals and birds as the Denver metro area expanded. White-tailed and mule deer, eagles, prairie dogs, hawks, waterfowl, burrowing owls, and more thrive here so close to the Denver metro area. Presently the refuge is open to the public for drop-in visits only on Saturdays. A few trails are now open, with more opening in the next year or so. Check with the Arsenal for current status.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Commerce City|
|Duration||0.5 - 2 hours|
|Season||Year round, except after big snowstorms; summer can be very hot|
|Trailhead Elevation||5,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||5,300 ft|
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