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Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

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12812 Wildlife Way, Yuma, AZ 85365, USA, Yuma, AZ
+1 520-783-4400
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Great place to visit!

What a find! Great place to visit. The people at the visitor center were helpful and friendly. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
xstitchPhoenix
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Phoenix
Great Hiking

Our group have been going here for day hikes for the last couple years. We hike twice a month at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gjsamson
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Halifax, Canada
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Stretching 30 miles along the Colorado River, and encompassing desert and wetlands, this site has plentiful plant and animal life and is a great place for bird watching, hiking, boating and fishing.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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12812 Wildlife Way, Yuma, AZ 85365, USA, Yuma, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! Great place to visit. The people at the visitor center were helpful and friendly. The visitor center is on a dirt road which was well graded and easy to drive. We hiked Painted Desert Trail which is about 3 miles from the...More

Thank xstitchPhoenix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group have been going here for day hikes for the last couple years. We hike twice a month at INWR. Usually our guide is Dave and he has another volunteer with him. Dave is very informative about the area and wildlife. Most of the...More

Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Beautiful landscapes here. Not much to really do in Yuma. This is a nice way to see nature in the area.

1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went with a group of birders and truly loved our time here. Beautiful scenery, quiet and peaceful. Saw many beautiful birds. Pack a lunch and eat at the picnic area beside the information center. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank carolgorenc
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I really enjoyed the drive! The variety of terrain was interesting - water, volcanic rocks, sand, white rocks, and higher sharp hills (maybe mountains if you haven't lived near the Rockies!). My camera was happy - lots of landscape photography available. My ONLY complaint was...More

3  Thank jstauf51
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice place to hike and maybe see some of the local residents of the desert. Medium difficulty hiking. Very enjoyable!

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were very impressed with the visitor center to start our visit. While we are far from avid birders, we enjoyed watching numerous water fowl, pelicans and osprey. The Painted Desert trail was impressive. Worth the stop.

1  Thank Mei Mei B
Reviewed 14 January 2017

To see the Sand Dunes, in this area is interesting, the dunes are changing all of the time, just a desolate looking place, but should be seen.

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Let me first be clear....the Painted Desert Trail is located within the refuge. And it's not difficult to find if you follow the BROWN signs. Go past the first turn outside of Yuma for the Proving grounds to the turn marked Martinez Lake Road and...More

3  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I don't know why people have a difficult time finding this, as in other reviews. It is well marked and easy to find. Just don't turn into the Yuma Proving Ground entrance. It's the next turn further north. There is a very nice visitors center...More

2  Thank Fairbanks_AKCamper
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Ruby S
31 December 2016|
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Response from Fairbanks_AKCamper | Reviewed this property |
No, not on the refuge.
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