Driving Directions

M:W and COVID-19 update: 9/7/2020
Dear Supporters,
 
Mission: Wolf has decided to remain closed to visitors through the end of the year as per our county’s latest regulations. Volunteers are an essential part of our operation and accordingly, we will work with day and overnight volunteers. Please contact us at info@missionwolf.org or 719-859-2157 if you are interested in this opportunity.
 
If you visit the sanctuary as a volunteer, we ask that you observe the following protocols:
  • Bring and wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing between your group and others, including the staff member giving the tour
  • Please come prepared to spend at least a few hours at the refuge, bring any necessary water, snacks, clothing layers, gloves, etc.
  • Email or call before your visit to ensure that our protocols have not changed
 
Thank you again for your support and we hope everyone is staying safe!
 
-M:W Staff

 

 

Please DO NOT bring your dog to our sanctuary.


Beware GPS! Once on the dirt roads stick to the directions listed below or you will get lost.

From Westcliffe (coming from the north): Follow Highway 69 south approximately 30 miles and turn left on Gardner Road (County Road 634). Follow Gardner Road for 13.2 miles, keeping right at two “Y” intersections in the first 5 miles. At the Blue Spring State Land Trust sign and cattle guard, turn right. Follow the Mission: Wolf driveway 1.6 miles along a fence line and bowing left across the field, all the way up the hill to the sanctuary. This route may be extremely muddy with large snowdrifts from November through May.

From Gardner (coming from the south): Follow Highway 69 west from Gardner for 2 miles, and turn right on Gardner Road (County Road 634, a dirt road.) Follow Gardner Road for 13.2 miles, keeping right at two “Y” intersections in the first 5 miles. At the Blue Spring State Land Trust sign and cattle guard, turn right. Follow the Mission: Wolf driveway 1.6 miles along a fence line and bowing left across the field, all the way up the hill to the sanctuary. This route may be extremely muddy with large snowdrifts from November through May.

From Bishop’s Castle on Hwy 165: Drive one mile northwest on Hwy 165 and turn left at Ophir Creek Campground. Follow Ophir Creek Road south for 16 miles, turn left at the Mission: Wolf driveway, just before the Blue Spring State Land Trust cattle guard. Drive 1.6 miles along a fence line and bowing left across the field, and all the way up the hill to the sanctuary. This route is closed in winter.

From Taos, NM or Great Sand Dunes via Hwy 160 (coming from the southwest/west): From Fort Garland, CO, take Hwy 160 east for 18.5 miles. Turn left onto Pass Creek Road, a dirt road, which turns into CR 570. After 12 miles on Pass Creek/CR 570, turn right onto CR 550, a paved road, at the T intersection. Drive 5 miles to Hwy 69 and turn left. Follow the directions above from Gardner. This route may have deep snow in winter.

Mission: Wolf can be found on Google Maps here, but please follow our directions, not Google’s. You will arrive here in one piece with our directions.