As you enter the town of Monte Vista along I-285, stay on the Hiwy and watch as it turns into Broadway, Gunbarrel and finally into Highway 15 South. In approx 6.5 miles (from when you past 1st St), you will find yourself at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Watch for the sign at the parking lot.
At the parking lot there is information posted about the Refuge and the San Luis Valley. There is also a restroom. Take a few minutes for a tailgate picnic and then head into the Refuge.
The Wildlife Refuge is a 2.5 mi loop, along which you’ll enjoy lakes, marshes, and many different kinds of waterfowl. The are informational signs posted throughout where you can learn about this unique area. Make sure to have your camera ready!
To return to I-285, continue on 15 South until you get to Hiwy 370 East. Go Left on 370 E for 14 miles, and you’ll be right back on I-285 just south of Alamosa.
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