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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

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Definitely a MUST when in Denver, lots of Bison!

Beautiful wildlife drive, right in the middle of the city. Over 300 Bison now roam freely here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
denver, co
Close to the city, easy walking, lots of wildlife

Visited here because we didn't want to drive in the mountains while it was snowing. Nice walking... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Jen C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful wildlife drive, right in the middle of the city. Over 300 Bison now roam freely here, plus lots of birds like eagles and many other ducks, hawks, deer and prairie dogs. A few hiking trails too!! The Wildlife Drive is an easy mostly one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the past several weeks, I have driven through Rocky Mountain Arsenal on four separate occasions. The Arsenal is a great location to photograph sunrise and wildlife early in the morning. I have come across bison, mule deer, whitetail deer, and several varieties of birds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mnryno
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We've lived in Colorado for most of our adult life and have never been here before! (we used to use the old "Stapleton Airport" and I knew about the 'Arsenal,' that terrible place where they buried all sorts of munitions! But, what an amazing surprise!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Visited here because we didn't want to drive in the mountains while it was snowing. Nice walking paths, interesting visitor center. Lots of prairie dogs, fun to watch. Took the wildlife drive, and WOW did we see lots of deer. also many birds of prey....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a great free activity. Get out and walk within the land of the prairie dogs. They are absolutely precious. Enjoy the drive through the park. You will see deer and some buffalo. When we went through, they were very far away. The visitors center...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

One of the most boring activities I’ve done on a trip ever. I enjoy nature rides through parks like these, and a good group are some of the ones at The Great Smoke Mountains, but this was not remotely close to that. It’s a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I1009JUnicholass
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Looking for an activity near the airport, this was a great choice. Open during daylight hours, the drive was worthwhile for a casual visitor like me. Most vehicles on the drive seemed to be photographers. While I didn’t see much more than buffalo and deer,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mfbull
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was a trip to remember. We drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park to get to Estes Park. Stunning views, great pictures taken. Would love to go back and walk through the park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yuvi925
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The Arsenal is a fantastic place to enjoy for an hour or two. The experience can vary depending on the weather and what kind of animals decide to wonder near the fences. I would recommend bringing some bottled water should you decide you want to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tomrW5171UZ
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great story on how things can change for the better. Beautiful Fall Foliage, Deer , Prairie Dogs, Bison. Check our the visitor center for the history and then walk the trails and drive the park. Will I Go Back? Yes!!! Great spot with the kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 August 2018|
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Response from AndrewF228 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need a car.
3 November 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
I've been there at different times and always been able to see the deer and buffalo, along with several birds and water fowl.
Camilla S
6 August 2017|
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Response from 930annmarieb | Reviewed this property |
not really Tower Rd is approx 9 miles from the RAM. Hope this helps.