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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 953 County Road 32, Just East of Highway 125, Walden, CO 80480
Phone Number: +1 970-723-8202
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Vast but doable

Toured several sections in early Sept before the main bird migration but there was still a lot to see. Walked the "moose-goose" trail near the visitor center. Met the WR manager... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Toured several sections in early Sept before the main bird migration but there was still a lot to see. Walked the "moose-goose" trail near the visitor center. Met the WR manager walking the trail who was most helpful and knowledgable about Arapahoe and WRs in general.

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Parker, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Although I didn't see much wildlife, I know if I had been able to take more time to explore I would have. Love the area...the creek winds back and forth, around and around...lots of places to support a variety of wildlife. So glad it is preserved!

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Wonderful place to see moose and other wildlife! Very nice Visitor Center with clean restrooms. Bailey and Josh were very helpful and provided us with the information we needed to see moose. Be sure to check out Owl Ridge Overlook first then drive down to Moose Goose Trail.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Moose-Goose Trail. A walk around the trail brought us almost face-to-face with a large bull moose calmly munching on willow trees by the side of the trail. He was soon joined by another bull. They clearly indicated we should retrace our steps in order to return to our car. :-) Also should check out the auto tour.... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

On our ride from Red Feather Lakes, CO through Walden we stopped here. If you are lucky you will see a moose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and helpful. We saw 3 moose and several pronghorn antelope. Lots of Prarie dogs along the road side.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We didn't know what to expect when we visited the refuge. Lots of prairie dogs which kept us amused, prong horns and birds. We drove on to walk the board walk but there was nothing to be seen but beautiful scenery. A lovely area and worth the visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We spent 2 days exploring the Refuge and were not disappointed. The amount of marine avians was amazing, including a White Pelican. Numerous prairie dogs, prong horns and moose. Go out early and late in the day to see them most animals

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We stop at the overlook to view the wildlife area. The refuge is the highest in altitude, at 8,200 feet, in the continental United States. It's comprised of 23,000 acres of land and is used by both wildlife and livestock. It kind of reminded me of the pawnee grass lands. There are plaques telling the history of the area and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stumbled across this Refuge on the road to Steamboat Springs. It was about lunch time and we pulled into the overlook along Highway 14 to have an impromptu picnic. We watched a variety of birds and small mammals while we ate. Who knew the Illinois River passed through this high mountain park? Next time we are up this way... More 

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