Standard Tours

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary offers guided tours six days a week, four times a day. Currently, the Sanctuary does not allow guests to walk around unescorted, so you must join a guided tour to see the animals. Tours range in length from roughly 45 minutes to as long as 1 1/2 hours depending on the size and age of the group, the interest of the guests, and activity of the animals. You will start your tour on the patio of our century-old log cabin and then take the fun-filled, educational walk with one with our knowledgeable tour guides. Many of the animals will approach the fence allowing you to get great photos. Topics that are covered on the tour include:

  • History of the Sanctuary and its mission
  • Wolf, dog, and wolf-dog behaviors and characteristics
  • Why wolves and wolf-dogs make poor pets
  • How we care for captive wolves

The tour is about 1/4 of a mile round-trip on a gravel and dirt path with some hills. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

Exertion Level: LOW
$10 for adults $8 for seniors (ages 60 or older) $5 for kids (up to 12)
Available Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
No reservation needed. Sign in at The Gift Shop before your chosen tour.

Be sure to enjoy our beautiful log Hogan gift shop. Shop for your favorite wolf gift before or after your tour. Small snacks and beverages are sold inside the gift shop for you to enjoy while watching the wolves from our outdoor patio.

Large groups and field trips are welcome. To schedule a group tour, please visit Group Tours.

For directions on how to get to the Sanctuary, check Visit.

Here's what others had to say...

"You did an excellent job! Your very knowledgeable tour guide (and the wolves of course) made the long drive from Albuquerque worth while. We will definitely be back to do the photo tour. People like you and this organization help make the world a better place." - Rose and Eric

"Very educational tour! I'm going to recommend WSWS to all of my family members." - Mary from Chicago, IL

"Brennan was an excellent guide. There was no question he couldn't answer! Great tour - despite the mud and snow!" - A satisfied tour guest

"Very impressive animals and living conditions. Our guide, Alex, was fantastic! Knowledgeable, extremely friendly, and good with the animals." - Ken and Theresa from British Columbia, Ray and Erika from Albuquerque, NM

"Marisa was a wolf encyclopedia! I learned so much and hope to pass on the knowledge to my petsitters' network." - Janice (NM Petsitters Alliance) from Rio Rancho, NM

"Our tour guide, Rabbit, did a wonderful job educating and entertaining our large family, ages 3 to 40. Two-thumbs up!" - A satisfied tour guest


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  • Photography Tours
    Take great photos without the chainlink in your way
  • Group Tours
    Bring your class or organization for a private group tour
  • Feeding Tours
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