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Mission: Wolf, Gardner

#48 of 67 in Wildlife in Colorado
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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  • It is quite a drive to get there but well worth it!!! We learned a lot about wolves and got to interact with them....exhilarating! :-)  more »
  • We spent the night in Westcliffe because I wanted my granddaughters to experience this hidden gem in the middle of nowhere! As I read all the previous reviews, I totally agree with everything they say...  more »
  • This is somewhat hard to get too, but well worth the drive. The folks living here are knowledgeable, caring folks who are dedicated to preserving wolves and wolf mixes. The history behind this facilit...  more »
  • I used to volunteer here for a year and it was, by far, the most amazing experience of my life. This place is beautiful, the staff consists of unpaid volunteers, and Kent Weber is one of the gentlest people I've ever met. He's a lot like Mister Rodgers, and hey, if you Google Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mission Wolf, you'll get a treat ;3 Mission:Wolf is probably not the best wolf sanctuary for Sarah S. to visit. Just getting there can be very difficult or impossible by conventional means depending on the season and weather. It's completely off grid. The wolves have very large enclosures (roughly 2+ acres each and there's a giant play pen too) that allow them to been seen if they want to be seen or hide if they want to hide. They tend to want to be seen more often than not so she just happened to come at a bad day. Because of this small difference, they live less stressful lives and live longer and happier as a result. If you've read this review and are considering going to visit M:W, I highly recommend it. They don't even charge admission and if you want to help with a project, I'm sure they would be grateful and put you to work. Hey, you can see a lot of my handy work while you're at it (I made all of the sweet log benches in the community buildings)! ;3 Give them a call and ask about camping if you want to stay the weekend for a truly amazing experience that comes with a beautiful song with 50+ wolves howling in the night. You wont regret it! .....unless you really can't stand not having air conditioning! XD
  • Amazing staff. Very knowledgeable. Unforgettable.
  • Hello, Each and All. I am planning a trip to visit, camp learn and volunteer. I am in Fort Mohave AZ. Any suggestions on planning? Should I drive or should Fly and get a rental? I am super excited to get started on planning. Thx Yall
  • Ignore Sarah Somerville's nit picks about things the staff at Mission Wolf couldn't control. She visited in July. July is a hot month and she apparently could have just died of mild discomfort. She didn't like hearing the rules multiple times. Those rules are for the visitors safely. It's a wolf sanctuary, not a zoo so if the wolves want to hide from the heat and people that's their prerogative. It's a beautiful location with dedicated and friendly staff who go out of their way to give the wolves as comfortable and safe a home as possible and educate visitors about why wolves should be in the wild and not caged all their lives.
  • Amazing if you have the time check it out, they are completely off the grid. They take excellent care of the wolves. Some wolves are tame enough to be interacted with and the owner will allow it. My kids and I loved it.

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