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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Cibola, AZ 85328, USA

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About Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River between Arizona and California and surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes. The refuge encompasses both the historic Colorado River channel as well as a channelized portion constructed in the late 1960s. Along with these main waterbodies, several important backwaters are home to many wildlife species that reside in this Yuma Desert portion of the Sonoran Desert.


Attractions Near Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Trigo Mountain Wilderness
Trigo Mountain Wilderness16.94km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Trigo Mountains Wilderness is a 30,300-acre wilderness area in the U.S. state of Arizona and was established in 1990. The wilderness area is one of the many wildernesses located within the Lower Colorado River Valley. The Trigo Mountains Wilderness is the northeastern mountain border of the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge along the Colorado River. It is also just east of the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. These rugged desert mountain ecosystems are home to the Desert Bighorn Sheep.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge23.77km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last un-channeled section before the river enters Mexico. The Imperial Refuge Wilderness, a federally designated, 15,056-acre, wilderness area is protected within the refuge. This section of the Colorado River is popular for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, exploring old mining camps and wildlife watching.

Parker Valley
Parker Valley30.83km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

The Parker Valley is located along the Lower Colorado River within the Lower Colorado River Valley region, in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California. Its natural habitats are within the Sonoran Desert and Colorado Desert ecoregions. Riparian zone habitats on the river include Mesquite Bosques. The river has supported irrigated agricultural conversion of the valley's landscape.

Cunningham Mountain
Cunningham Mountain37.49km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

The Cunningham Mountains are a small mountain range on the southeastern coast of Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Cunningham Mountains are part of the Devon Ice Cap which forms part of the Arctic Cordillera mountain range. A good trekking destiantion and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Tyson Wash
Tyson Wash52.22km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Tyson Wash is one of the larger eastern-bank dry washes that enter the Colorado River in western Arizona. It drains the La Posa Plain south-to-north and is also coincident with the Plain.

Hi Jolly's Tomb
Hi Jolly's Tomb52.26km from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

This is a grave located at Quartzsite, Arizona, United States, marking the grave of Hi Jolly, a Syrian-born camel driver brought to the United States in 1856 to drive camels for the US Cavalry. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Where is Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Discover More Attractions in La Paz County, Where Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Is Located

La Paz County
La Paz County
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La Paz County is the 15th county in the U.S. state of Arizona, located in the western part of the state. La Paz County offers residents and visitors a combination of water and desert recreational activities. In the Parker area, water recreation is king. The 16.5 mile stretch of the Colorado River in the county, known as the Parker Strip, offers some of the best water for skiing, boating, jet skiing, wave-running, and swimming, as well as excellent fishing in the western United States. Desert rat

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