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Mission: Wolf, Gardner

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#43 of 96 in Wildlife in Colorado
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  • We LOVED this place! It was right in our "Backyard" -- 10 miles from a recent stay near Gardner. a VERY hidden gem way up in the Black Hills. My boys, husband and I spent most the day -- learning, hel...  more »
  • My family has been visiting this place since I was little, so I was very excited to share it with my husband, teenaged step kids, and young niece & nephew. The tour guides are extremely informative an...  more »
  • Nestled in the mountains in Gardner Colorado, Mission Wolf is a fascinating sanctuary holding over 40 wolves, including arctic wolves, timber wolves, black wolves, wolf/dog hybrids and many more. They...  more »
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  • This place is great. The only downside is the long dirt road that leads to the place. Make sure your vehicle can handle the rough terrain. Aside from giving you a tour of the compound and stories about the wolves that live there, they actually let you sit in with the wolves for no extra charge. And the people who run the place are exceedingly friendly. There are no listed prices for the visit, but you are expected to leave a cash donation. It's more than worth a twenty or two.
  • Visiting this place is an amazing experience, and something you should definitely do if you're ever in the area. I've been there twice so far and both times we've gotten the tour with some of the nicest people imaginable. You get to learn so much about wildlife and sustainability. If you're lucky you can even meet some of the ambassador wolves. Plus at some point during the tour, you can howl as a group and the wolves howl back. The sanctuary is located in the middle of nowhere and is nice and quiet. So when those wolves howl, it breaks the deafening silence with their beautiful song. Truly a spectacular place! We ended up sponsoring one of the wolves on the first visit to support them and I hope more people help them out as well.
  • Had a great educational experience with my 3 girls (11-14). Learned several new things and held the girls interest. Only suggestion for improvement would have been to have a better explanation of what to expect when planning a visit. Wednesday and Saturday are feeding days, so best time to visit. Rough drive, but worth it. Plan on spending at least a couple hours.
  • This is one of the coolest experiences you will have. I led a school trip there, the kids were captivated and I was blown away by how hands on everything is. If you've ever wanted to kiss a wolf or butcher an animal to feed the pack, this is your chance. Plus, it is in an absolutely gorgeous part of the state. Make the trip. Howl with the pack. You won't regret it.
  • I highly recommend taking a day to visit. You learn so much about the wolves. We went on a big feed day so the wolves were very active. The beautiful sound of them joining together howling is music to the ears. Make sure you participate in the Wolf talks where you get to interact with some of the wolves.
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