Baca Refuge

The 92,000-acre Baca National Wildlife Refuge contains shrub lands, grasslands, wet meadows, playa wetlands, and riparian corridors.  The refuge is a haven for migratory birds and resident wildlife. It is important in protecting the wildlife, habitat, and water of the northern San Luis Valley.

The refuge also contains archaeological evidence of more than 12,000 years of use by human beings, including the historic Luis Maria Baca Ranch.

The Baca Refuge is currently open to hunters and seasonal tours only.  Efforts to increase visitor access are ongoing.

Headquarters directions:

from Alamosa, Colorado, go 36 miles north on HWY 17, then 11 miles east on County Road T, turn south (right)  and go 1/2 mile south, turn left into headquarters parking lot

from Denver take HWY 285 south to Villa Grove, then 5 miles south to HWY 17 then 14 miles south to Road T go 11 miles east, turn south into the refuge,  go 1/2 mile south, turn left into headquarters parking lot

37 58 45.0 degrees North and 105 43 22.5 degrees South