Visitor Center | Sheep Range | Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

Visitor Center | Sheep Range | Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge on the Northern border of Las Vegas, Nevada is the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 States of the U.S. The refuge was created to protect Nevada’s bighorn sheep. 

The main feature of the refuge is the massive Sheep Range with elevations from 3,000ft to the highest point, Hayford Peak at 9,898ft.

In addition to the Sheep Range, the refuge has Fossil Ridge embedded with 4.5 million year old ancient nautilus fossils dating back to an age when the area was covered by a shallow sea and there was one continent on earth: Pangea.  

Another feature of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is Gass Peak, towering 7,000ft high just North of Las Vegas. From the North, the second best view of Las Vegas would be in an airplane!

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge visitor center is staffed with helpful experts, contains many well designed interpretive displays and a beautiful desert oasis walkway.

The best time of year to visit the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is last Fall through early Spring. Summer temperatures in this area have been known to exceed 120 degrees!  

Directions to the Visitor Center | Sheep Range | Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

Take 1-95 North from the Las Vegas Strip about 10 miles past the Mt. Charleston/Kyle Canyon Road exit. Then take a hard right (no off ramp) onto Corn Creek Road…small brown directional sign marks the Desert National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. Travel up Corn Creek Road about 3 miles to its end at the DNWR headquarters where there is usually ample parking.

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Visitor Center | Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
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Visitor Center | Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
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The Desert National Wildlife Refuge just North of Las Vegas Was Created to Protect Nevada's Bighorn Sheep. The Visitor Center Has Well Designed Interpretive Displays, a Desert Oasis Walkway and is Staffed with Helpful Experts.
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