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Mission: Wolf, Gardner

#73 of 164 in Wildlife in Colorado
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Mission: Wolf (abbreviated M:W) is a remote wolf sanctuary near Westcliffe, Colorado in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It houses up to 40 wolves and wolfdog crosses, and works to promote a better understanding of wolves in order to further reintroduction efforts and discourage attempts to keep wolves as pets.

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  • It was a bit of a tricky ride to get there but once you’re there— totally worth it!!! Unforgettable experience! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Such a beautiful sanctuary!  more »
  • Everyday was a new experience. I really enjoyed every bit of my adventures there at Mission:wolf making friends with the wolves. I lived for two months in a tipi with the wolves, gaining work...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our tour guide, Ari (sp?) Was exceptional! Hearing the story of how mission wolf began and the stories of each animal will be something I'll treasure forever. I hope to return someday. Thank you for everything y'all are doing for these animals
  • A really cool experience. This is not a petting zoo or one of those places that uses the animals to make money. This is definitely not a tourist trap. Most of the workers are volunteers. Many of their buildings are built by volunteers. They grow their own food in greenhouses to reduce costs. On its own it may not be worth it (it's out in the middle of nowhere) but if you're going to the dunes or Bishop's Castle it would definitely be worth looking into stopping by this neat experience.
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