Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 37,515 acres of protected land along the Colorado River, in both Arizona and California. It was established in 1941 by President Roosevelt as a migratory bird habitat. (You just have to love forward thinking presidents.) Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is now a birding hotspot. Over 300 species depend on this habitat. We weren’t here for the birds though. We came to find Gila monsters and wild burro. We ended up settling on a nimble jack rabbit but had fun looking, and simultaneously enjoyed the sunset. We were a little pressed for time, and didn’t feel like getting stuck in the sandy wash at night, so we took what we could get in the time that was allotted to us. This is definitely a place I would love to explore some more. Not only are there Gila monsters and wild burro, but there are also big horn sheep and desert tortoise. Yes please! There are so many amazing organisms that call this area home.