Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

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.
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