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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

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16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124-9301
+1 702-879-6110
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Learn About the Desert - Easy Hikes - ADA Trail Repairs

The refuge is a massive wilderness area - 1.6 million acres! Most of it is remote and rugged desert... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
Great Intro to the Desert

You want to know what the local desert is really like. This is where you should go. It's not the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike O
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest refuge in the lower 48 states. It was established in 1936 for conservation of wildlife habitat and particularly for desert bighorn sheep. Access to the Visitor Center is via Corn Creek Road (paved road) from US 95. The visitor center is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Monday; but trails are open daily, daylight hours only. Access beyond the visitor center to the rest of the refuge requires a high clearance vehicle with good tires. Roads are infrequently maintained and can be hazardous. Cell coverage is extremely limited so do not rely on this for communication purposes.
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“paved road” (3 reviews)
“short trails” (2 reviews)
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16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124-9301
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+1 702-879-6110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The refuge is a massive wilderness area - 1.6 million acres! Most of it is remote and rugged desert terrain, necessitating high-clearance off-road vehicles or backcountry hiking for access. Fortunately for those of us without 4WD, there is a new visitor center that's accessible for...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You want to know what the local desert is really like. This is where you should go. It's not the the big empty lot in the middle of the city. About 45 minutes out of the city you will find this wonderful facility that is...More

Thank Mike O
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Amy S, Manager at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mike! We appreciate hearing from you and providing feedback! Have an awesome day!

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

It's early to enjoy the vegetation but the stroll along the trails is very pleasant. Don't forget to visit the store.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Two long jeep trails start (or end) at the visitor center. Mormon Well trail and Alamo trail. Travel north out of Las Vegas on US 95 (a divided highway) until the curve in the road. Look for the Corn Creek sign, there is only one...More

Thank norman v
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Corn Creek and the Visitors Center is an amazing desert oasis. The visitors center gives information on the history of Corn Creek. It was an area that was home to American Indians and settlers. Its a real find to see a place in the desert...More

Thank 2262Jan
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Unless you knew it was there and the mile marker on US 95, you'd miss this beautiful little piece of paradise! Corn Creek Field Station is part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U S Fish and Wildlife Service. Nestled between Las...More

2  Thank kumtux
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Located north of Las Vegas, we visited on a Monday and were glad to find the Visitor Center open. The building itself is LEED certified and the architectural design of the spaces indoors and out are beautiful! The whole center celebrates the desert -- from...More

1  Thank Page106
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Well done Visitor Center with interactive exhibits, a small gift shop, and a room to watch an introductory film on the area. There are 5 short trails that intertwine and loop past a stream and wetlands areas. A small building along the way houses an...More

1  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

This refuge blends in with the area. The trails are well made and easy to follow. The visitor center was closed when we visited, but the restrooms were available. They send you on trails that take advantage of the beautiful views.

1  Thank N B
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Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Need a break from the noise and lights? This was a very nice peaceful excursion. Free! Donations accepted. Nature trails through the desert. Didn't see any wildlife in December, but it was still beautiful. My first desert walk. Beautiful mountain view. Visitor center was very...More

2  Thank Renee D
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Lauren M
September 28, 2015|
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Response from DanDGiusto | Reviewed this property |
Lauren: no way. You have to drive a 4WD. Sorry
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