#75 Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas, NM

If you love birds, nature and wildlife, the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is the best place to be.

Dating back as far as 8,000 BC, the Refuge is one of Las Vegas’ most spectacular attractions. Situated with the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Great Plains to the east and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south, the area encompasses a diversity of habitats. Located along the Central Flyway (for migratory birds), the Refuge provides an important resting, feeding, and wintering sanctuary for migrating geese, ducks and cranes. LVNWR sits on a plateau and its river canyon walls drop below the Refuge on three sides. Its 8,672 acres represents one of the few sizable wetland areas remaining in New Mexico, and is open to the public for wildlife-dependent recreation, including wildlife watching, hiking, hunting, educational and interpretive programs and special events.

To learn more about all the fun and cultural events happening at LVNWR, go to: www.flvnwr.roundtablelive.org

Location: 6 miles southeast of the city, the Refuge’s headquarters can be reached from I-25 at exit 345; then east on State Highway 104 for 1.5 miles, then south on State Highway 281 for about 4 miles.

Route 1 Box 399
Las Vegas, NM 87701


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