Frequently Asked Questions

When is Mission: Wolf open?
Every day of the year! We give tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to read about day visits.

How do I get to Mission: Wolf?
We're located in southern Colorado, near Westcliffe. Click here for driving directions. Google, Mapquest, and GPS units won't give you correct directions!

How much does it cost?
Visiting Mission: Wolf is free to the public. If it's not a burden on you, we suggest a $10 donation per person or a donation of materials from our wish list.

Can I do an internship at Mission: Wolf?
We don't offer a true internship program, but many members of our volunteer staff have used their experience as an internship, and some have arranged to get college credit for their experiences here. If you would like to join our volunteer staff, read more here.

How can I volunteer?
Especially in summer, we have plenty of work for short-term volunteers: just drop by and we'll put you to work. You're welcome to stay up to two weeks. If you plan to stay more than a day or two, please let us know so we can plan work projects for you. If you would like to join our volunteer staff, read more here.

Can I camp at Mission: Wolf?
We have a free primitive campground for tent camping. You can also use national forest land a half mile away. Click here for more about camping.

How do I sponsor a wolf?
Click here!

How do I donate?
Donate online here or send cash or check to:


Mission: Wolf
PO Box 1211
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Can I donate my sick or deceased horse, cow or other livestock?
Yes! We rely on donations of meat and livestock to feed our wolves. Click here for more about donating livestock.

Can I bring my group?
Yes! Mission: Wolf is known for it's world-class experiential education, and we love hosting groups of all kinds. For more about bringing groups, click here.

Can I bring my dog?
NO! This is a peaceful sanctuary for wolves. Domestic dogs disturb the wolves.

Will you take my wolf or wolf-dog?
We are at capacity and overwhelmed by the number of times we get this request. For help on dealing with a pet wolf-dog, please read more here.

How do I schedule an ambassador tour program?
To request an ambassador tour program, click here.

Don't see your question? Ask us via email and we will do our best to answer.