Bernardo Waterfowl Area-Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Bernardo Waterfowl Area-Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Hike
In Socorro Region

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map Hike Key: H10577
Last Updated: 03/08/2021 12:00am
Last Updated By: Marilyn Fixer
Hike Class: B (Moderate)
Hike Distance: 6.5 mi
Minimum Elevation: 4760 ft
Elevation Change: 360 ft
Total Uphill: 360 ft
Total Downhill: 360 ft
Avg. Grade: 5 %
Route Type: Multiple Hikes
On Trail: Yes
Paved or Gravel Roads: Yes
GPS Advised: No
Drive Distance Round Trip: 130 mi
Drive Time One-Way: 1:15
Hiking Seasons: Fall and Winter
New Mexico Game Unit: 14
Hike Status: In Process


See hundreds of sandhill cranes and snow geese without traveling far from Albuquerque. Then hike interesting terrain on the previously inaccessible Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge



Trailhead Directions

Take I-25 south to exit 175, Bernardo. For part one of the hike, follow signs to Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Management Area. Go under I-25 and turn left on NM 116. After 1.7 miles turn right into the Bernardo area, cross railroad tracks and PARK at the welcome sign. For part two of this multi-hike, return to the intersection of NM 116 and US 60. Return back under the interstate and turn left.Take I-25 south to exit 169. Take exit and make a sharp right turn and proceed 0.25 miles to the Visitor’s Center. Park in the Visitor’s Center Lot.

Actual Hike

See the individual hike descriptions: Bernardo Waterfowl Area and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.


The hike data assume that the van drives the hikers about half-way along the track at the Bernardo Waterfowl Area.

Text Author: Dawn McIntyre
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Maintainer: Dawn McIntyre
Editor: Marilyn Warrant