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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Ramah

(55+ reviews on the web)
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
WILD SPIRIT WOLF SANCTUARY is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent, safe sanctuary for abused and abandoned captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs.
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  • So great to see these beautiful creatures rescued and living not in cages, but in very large areas up a half acre or more. And the staff is so knowledgable and provide a wonderful education to the pub...  more »
  • Great experience. Worth the extra drive if you're passing by El Morro Rock or the Zuni Pueblo. They have about 65 Wolves, Wolf dogs, dingos, coyotes, etc. All in very nice large enclosures. They have ...  more »
  • We took a standard tour led by a very knowledgeable guide. The sanctuary provides a habitat for rescued wolves and educational experience for visitors. Well maintained with large enclosures for the an...  more »
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  • We had a most enjoyable and educational experience here. You truly fall in love with these stunning wolves. What a surprise to see a pure white wolf. Great tours provided by friendly and dedicated guides. (Tours start at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:30pm; no reservations required.) Important to wear a hat during the summer, a bit scarce on shade. Gift shop also offers some snacks and water. Primitive type camping, for the adventurous, is available at a very reasonable cost.
  • If you have a heart, put this wolf rescue on your Bucket List! Tour the sanctuary, meet incredible volunteers, learn all about wolves & other unique canids, peruse their Gift Shop in a hogan (Navajo-style building). You can even stay in their campground nextdoor & get to hear all the wolves at dawn.
  • A great place to see some awesome wolves at a very reasonable price. You can tell that everyone that works here really loves the animals and does everything they can to respect them. Only real downside is that you can't just walk around yourself and have to be taken in a tour group but you get a lot more information that way and can ask questions at any time. Would highly recommend and will be returning soon.
  • Very educational and a wonderful place to visit. Did 2 field trips with students from Through and they were so welcoming.
  • Incredible! - Our trip was a gift to our daughter for her 12th birthday- she is a budding artist and loves to draw pictures of wolves. It had snowed the day before we arrived on 3/1- so once off the paved roads, the muddy drive really required a 4 wheel drive in some parts (we didn't have one). The staff was kind enough to drive us to the lodge which is up a quarter mile, unpaved hill. The "Lodge" accommodations were very comfortable- wi-fi- full kitchen- TV- comfortable beds; we were all set as we brought a crock-pot and cooler to prepare meals. There really isn't a selection of places to go eat when the roads are so muddy and we couldn't travel off the sanctuary, so it was great that we had brought our own food with us to prepare and cook. The staff on property were very committed to their work and efforts to educate visitors. They were patient and fielded all sorts of our questions. This is a working environment and provides extensive property to house the wolves and other animals. We had a feeding tour, a 2 mile walk/hike with wolf pups, and educational encounter and a tour of the grounds. And wait till you hear the wolves howl- what a treat! The "lodge" is pet friendly and my mother's only negative comment is that it is hard to disguise the odor of pet urine in the carpet from previous pet visitors. Please keep in mind, that she has the nose of a hound. It also would have been nice to use the gas fireplace since we visited at a cold time of year ( early March), however, there was gas to the lodge which allowed for the furnace to operate. We were not without heat. Should you decide to visit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, spend the extra money and be involved in all the encounters as you possibly can. You will not be disappointed, and you'll leave with so much more knowledge and appreciation for these beautiful animals and the amazing people that care for them day in and day out. We will be back for sure! Thanks to Crystal, Ramon, Maddie & Dave (our chauffeur) and all the others for making our stay, such a magical experience.