About This Web Site

Managed by the U.S. Department of Interior U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge make the Candelas Community’s backyard treasure uniquely special. Like its cross-town sister, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, our backyard treasure will soon feature biking and hiking trails, education programs and a visitors’ center. We created this site to provide information and resources where you can discover the facts about the Refuge, its history and how you can get involved in supporting its critical environmental mission. (Note: USFWS has no official affiliation with Candelas, its developers or homebuilders.)

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Who Says the Refuge is Safe?

Here’s who: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE), U.S. Dept. of Interior, and every other relevant scientific, health and environmental public agency. Ongoing studies and continuous monitoring of air, water and ground samples – generating millions and millions of data points – shows that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge poses no heightened radiation danger, whether you’re an endangered species, visitor or employee. Read on!

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Backyard Blog

Brief report on the July survey about Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge - blog post image

Activists Ignore the Science of Safe

Brief report on the July survey about Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge - blog post image

Colorado Public Health Department Challenges Myths about Rocky Flats



Refuge Map

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that trails inside Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge will open this summer, with other amenities including a public visitor and education center
to follow.

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s official web site for the most up to
date information, maps, history and to arrange private tours.


View PDF of Full Trail Map