Explore with Wild Abandon

The serenity of Browns Park is interrupted only by the occasional sagebrush serenade or canyon cantata: often, the intermittent birdsong is the only sound a visitor will hear. Solitude-seekers who tread lightly in the 12,150-acre Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge can sight some 300 native and migratory species. Pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk, mountain lion, black bear, moose and wild turkey are among the notable wildlife in the refuge.

Browns Park is located in the northwest corner of Moffat County and is a remote high desert valley formed by the Green River. Because of its mild winters, abundant game and ample forage, Browns Park was a favorite wintering place for Ute and Shoshone Indians, mountain men and cattlemen. Butch Cassidy and other outlaws came to appreciate its easy access to three state borders, making Browns Park the perfect place to hide out from the law.

Directions

Getting to the Refuge
Browns Park NWR is 60 miles northwest of Maybell, Colorado, and 95 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Please call the Refuge staff for directions and road conditions. (970) 365-3613

From Craig:
Take Highway 40 west just past Maybell. Turn righ onto Highway 318 and follow it for approximately 51 miles.
Turn left into  County Road 164.

From Dinosaur:
Take Highway 40 east to just before Maybell. Turn left onto Highway 318 and follow it for approximately 51 miles.
Turn left into  County Road 164.

The Refuge office is located approximately 1 mile east of the Colorado and Utah border on State Highway 318. Because of the remoteness of the Refuge and lack of cell phone coverage, visitors should be prepared in case of an emergency. Bring extra water, food, and warm clothes.

For more information visit the Browns Park Wildlife Refuge site.