Day Visits to Mission: Wolf

Wolves with kidsPlease DO NOT bring your dog to the sanctuary.

 Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PLEASE call ahead if you have a party of ten or more.

Directions: Please don't use Google Maps or a GPS! You will get lost! Click here for our simple, accurate directions.

Cost: Free! We ask for cash donations or items from our wish-list. Please be fair, generous, and honest with how much you can give. With no government funding, we run entirely on donations.

Wolf Behavior Presentation: We cannot guarantee a wolf visit. We try to offer visitors an Ambassador Wolf Behavior Presentation on Wednesdays and Saturdays -- provided the wolves, the weather, and our projects agree with one another. The wolves are most active on these days, as those are usually our feed days; this makes Wednesday or Saturday the best days to see the wolves. Please arrive early enough to ensure a tour before the presentation -- during the winter, there is no set time for the presentations, so the earlier you arrive, the better.
The worst days to visit the refuge are Sundays and Thursdays, when the wolves are asleep and digesting. The wolves are lethargic after our feeds, becoming more social as they slowly digest their huge meal. 

Children: Children are welcome to visit Mission: Wolf. However, we do highly recommend an age limit of 6 years old for children around the wolves. Our wolves see children as puppies and want to play. Because younger children are more likely to rile up our wolves, for safety purposes, children may be limited to certain areas on the tour.

Volunteer: We always have projects to do. Whatever skills you have, we can find a way to put them to work. We always have a need for people to do metalworking, carpentry, gardening, chainsaw work, etc. Read more about volunteering here.

Camping: We have a primitive tent campsite available free of charge (donations are appreciated). Please read about camping overnight here before planning your camping visit.

Surrounding Area: It's easy to incorporate other destinations into your visit to Mission: Wolf. Click here for more about our area.

Winter Conditions: From November through May, our roads are frequently impassable due to snow drifts and deep mud. There is no cell phone coverage on our roads. Come prepared to dig yourself out of a snowdrift or hike to find help. We recommend that you bring tire chains, a shovel, and enough clothing and food to survive a night in your vehicle at -40°F.

Weather: Mission: Wolf is located at 9,300 feet. Mountain weather is unpredictable and changes quickly. No matter the season, be prepared for anything. In general, summer is hot and sunny with afternoon thunderstorms and cool nights. Fall has a mix of cold and warm days with cold nights. Our first snow typically falls in early October. Winter is sunny but extremely cold. Large snowdrifts can block roads. To check our local forecast, click here.