Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, Arvada

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge is the smallest urban unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge is located in the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The refuge consists of 72.2 acres (29.2 ha) of land, including 63.2 acres (25.6 ha) of uplands, 9.0 acres (3.6 ha) of wetlands, and three small ponds. The site sits in the midst of a region of suburban expansion of the Denver Metropolitan Area, and was saved from development in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens, now a Friend's group entitled the Two Ponds Preservation Foundation. The refuge was established in 1992 and continues to protect various animals as well as unique high prairie plants, and offers visitors many activities, including hiking, guided tours, and group educational opportunities.
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  • Dropped a dog off at day care nearby, we decided to take a look, we were wonderfully surprised. Tiny little stroll with slight elevation changes, cat-tails, blooming lilacs, baby bunnies...  more »
  • Loved this place. It's an awesome pocket of nature in the midst of the city. Great views and peaceful environment really gives you a nice slice of fresh air.
  • Lovely outdoor area to see an array of plants and wildlife. Big area, but not too big. Trails for walking around. I do bike around as well, but some of the trails are too small for bikes.

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