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Rio Grande Nature Trail

Location Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, off Interstate 160 6 miles east of Alamosa.
State(s) Colorado
Counties Alamosa
Type Greenway
Length 1.80 Miles / 2.90 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




The Rio Grande Nature Trail is located approximately 6 miles from Alamosa on the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. The trail follows the scenic views along the Rio Grande. The trail is 1.8 miles of compacted soils and grasses that leads you through a small riparian area. It is a nice peaceful walk for enjoying a variety of wildlife. Visitors may see songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, porcupines, coyotes, mule deer, and elk, just to name a few species.

One of the spectacular views one will see along the trail is Mt. Blanca. Mt. Blanca is one of Colorado's Fourteeners and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The trail is maintained by the Refuge staff and is used by a variety of visitors, from school children on field trips to adventurous people enjoying what nature has to offer them.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset


In northwest corner of Alamosa NWR


Additional Information

Width: 84 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: 7520

Elevation High Point: 7522

Year Designated: 2007

Date Last Updated: 01/05/2012


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Brian DeVries
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US Fish and Wildlife Service
9383 El Rancho Lane
Alamosa , CO 81101
(719) 589-4021


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