"Sevilleta NWR" by Joel Deluxe , public domain
Trails brochure for Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Trails at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge of the refuge. Along the way, this moderate-to-strenuous hike passes many awe-inspiring geologic landforms. Look for sparrows in the winter, millipedes in the summer and lizards most seasons! Wildflower Loop This paved ¼-mile loop trail begins just east of the Visitor Center and is a great place to see native plant species, including many beautiful blooms while in season. Along the trail you can enjoy the scenic views of the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding mountains. This easy hike is a nice way to stretch your legs! Nature Loop This 1.1-mile loop is located just south of the Visitor Center and is a wonderful way to get acquainted with the refuge! Follow the sandy rock lined path into arroyos, past several benches with excellent views and up a few hills. While on this moderate hike, keep an eye out for quail, rabbit and lizards as well as coyote and deer tracks! Mesa View Trail Trail head is located on the northwest side of the Visitor Center. This 3.8-mile trail immerses you in the beautiful New Mexican landscape. This trail skirts around the edge of the mesa before climbing to the top, providing far reaching views of both the east and west sides Ladrones Vista Trail This 1.9-mile trail connects with the Mesa View and Nature Loop Trails. Explore this rock lined path through arroyos and up the side of the mesa. Along the way you will marvel at the beauty of Sevilleta, the Ladrones and middle Rio Grande Valley. While exploring this moderate-tostrenuous trail keep your eyes peeled for birds, lizards and insects on this diverse trail! 5. Pets must be on leash or under control. 6. Visitors are prohibited from being under the influence of intoxicating beverages or controlled substances. 7. Possession or use of alcohol is prohibited on the refuge. 8. Follow the posted signs to stay on trail. Emergency Response Procedures General Information New Mexico weather can change suddenly. Keep an eye on the sky and watch for lightning and developing severe weather conditions. Rules and Regulations Come prepared for changing conditions with these essentials: sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, water, sturdy shoes, and a first aid kit. Depending on the season, you may need rain gear or extra layers of clothing. 1. Please stay on designated trails and obey posted signs. 2. Use caution when crossing on roads. Yield to For medical attention—Please call 911 approaching vehicles. 3. Observe wildlife from a safe distance. Young animals should be left alone. 4. Help protect resources. All plants, wildlife, and cultural features on the refuge are protected and it is illegal to remove them. For Additional Information Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 1248 Socorro, NM 87801 505/864-4021 505/864-7761 Fax June 2018 Top left, Cowpen Daisy Left, Collared Lizard Top right, Cholla All images USFWS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Hiking Trails at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Trails Map Nature Loop Mesa View Trail Entry Gate/ Pedestrian Gate W p He ad qu ar te rs Ro ad Wildflower Loop (.25 Miles) Blue Frame Nature Loop (1.1 Miles) Green Frame Mesa View Trail (3.8 Miles) W Bench Visitor Center 25 0 0 0.5 Kilometers Scale applies to main map 0.5 Miles Wildflower Loop W Head quar ters Road W Entry Gate/ Pedestrian Gate p Hea dqu arte rs Roa d