Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City

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The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,988-acre (24.981 sq mi) National Wildlife Refuge located adjacent to Commerce City, Colorado, in the United States. It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of downtown Denver. The refuge is on the grounds of the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a United States Army chemical weapons manufacturing facility. The site was designated a national wildlife refuge in 1992 by the United States Congress, and underwent a costly environmental cleanup in order to remove pollutants. The refuge is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More than 330 species of wildlife inhabit the refuge, including raptors, deer, raccoons, coyotes, white pelicans, black-footed ferrets, black-tailed prairie dogs, and bison.
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  • Only saw a few bulls. Place is cool went years ago first time. WAs killing time to go to airport. Cool place. Lots of dead ends and road closed 
    Only saw a few bulls. Place is cool went years ago first time. WAs killing time to go to airport. Cool place. Lots of dead ends and road closed  more »
  • I would say very underrated! Very few blogs or things to do lists recommended this place. It was the perfect place to visit in Denver! About a 40 minute scenic drive through the park . We barely saw.....  more
    I would say very underrated! Very few blogs or things to do lists recommended this place. It was the perfect place to visit in Denver! About a 40 minute scenic drive through the park . We barely saw.....  more »
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  • In full disclosure I have a very long history with the location. In the 70's I visited the army base that was here. In 2000's when it converted my late wife was an active volunteer. I have been all over this location and been involved with its growth. Today I enjoy being a lifetime member of the Friends of the Front Range. The facilities, wildlife, and the memories are all top notch and she be visited by all. You will enjoy everything that is up for offer here!
  • This is a true gem of the Denver area. You can see 2 different kinds of deer, buffalo, eagles, prairie dogs (there are lots of prairie dog babies right now) and last week we were lucky enough to see a badger. Each time you drive through is different as you never know what you will see.. All of this is free of charge. As senior citizens, we appreciate this facility.

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