Length: 1.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: At SE edge of Alamosa NWR, SE of Alamosa airport.
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Alamosa South Bluff Trail is located on the southeast side of the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. The Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This trail is approximately 1.1 miles of compacted soils and grasses. The activities on the trail include hiking, walking, and bicycling.
This trail is just off of the Hansen's Bluff Road, which one can get a bird's eye view of what the Refuge looks like. From the trail one can see Sandhill cranes, eagles, wetlands, and the river oxbows. In the spring, the bald and golden eagles migrate along the Rio Grande feeding on the winter kill. Along the trail is a good place to see the eagles as they pass through.
The trail is maintained by the Refuge staff and is used by a variety of visitors, from students getting out of the classroom to get their hands dirty to the average Joe wanting to get out of the house for the day.
Width: 116 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 1%
Maximum Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 7,514
Elevation High Point: 7,521
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2007
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: San Luis Valley NWR
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