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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is the largest contiguous open space in the Denver metro area. Farmers began changing the area from shortgrass prairie to irrigated farm land in the 1880ís. The land was farmed until World War II, then in 1942, the U.S. Army bought thirty square miles and established a chemical weapons factory. After the war, lands were leased land to private comp... Log infor full details...
Getting there: Take I-70 to Quebec Street
Follow north on Quebec Street approximately 2.8 miles to Prairie Parkway (64th turns into Prairie Parkway)
Turn right at Prairie Parkway and travel .6 miles to Gateway Road
Turn left at Gateway Road
Continue on Gateway Road until you pass through the Refuge Entrance and the Visitor Center will be on the crest of the hill