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Blanca Wetlands Recreation Area
 

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With more than 200 ponds, marshes and playas, Blanca Wetlands Recreation Area provides excellent habitat for large numbers of waterfowl. A complex trail system winds through the area, creating a wonderful wildlife viewing experience for visitors. In addition, a waterfowl-viewing boardwalk offers exceptional bird watching opportunities.

Field Office:  San Luis Valley

Total Area:  8,757 acres 

Activities:
  • Byway
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife viewing 
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Waterfowl-viewing boardwalk
  • Interpretive exhibits
  • Restrooms
  • Available in Alamosa and Monte Vista: lodging, restaurants and shops 

Directions:  From Alamosa, travel east on US-160, then turn left onto Road S116, which becomes Tyler Avenue. Turn right onto Twomile Road/Road 2S/9th Street and follow the signs for Blanca Wetlands.


Additional Information:

About Blanca Wetlands

 

Downloads:

Blanca Wetlands brochure