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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

4821 Hwy 84, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-5546
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Dwight
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

my husband and i just returned from a quick visit to this park. We visited just in time for afternoon feeding which i would highly recommend. The lady feeding the animals was very knowledgeable and you could tell how much she cares for the animals. She also takes the time to answer any questions you might have. The owner is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to the refuge for the daily 4:00 feeding and it was amazing. For only 7 bucks we got an hour and 45 minute guided tour of the place, seeing wolves, coyotes, a bear, an elk, and several other species. They gave us a small bag of food to feed the bunnies. The tour guide was very knowledgable about... More

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Denver
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Paid for the 1 hour trail ride where the guides barely spoke, did not introduce themselves or ask the riders' names. The ride went along the outside of the wild animal park where there was no "tour" as they did not highlight anything about scenery or animals or anything. The 1 hour ride lasted only 40 minutes. Riders were bored... More

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West, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Ok not great but with going. Go at feeding time 4pm. The were very nice and woke the bear up so my son could see her. The goats were horrible one is huge and fat and horns the little white one

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Tucson, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The animals are fed every afternoon at 4:00 during the summer. The animals are mostly rescue animals. The animals all come very close to the visitors during feeding. The guide gave the animals' histories and told us of their individual personalities. At first the grizzly bear's cage looked small but then the bear walked out into the large back area... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped by here when we were staying in Pagosa Springs. Make no mistake: the park is small. When we were about half way done walking around, one of the staff members joined us and spent about an hour showing us the various animals, calling them to the fence line and interacting with them. Additionally, she shared the background on... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

the bear and wolves and other animals were caged, just like in a zoo. It seems that the animals are used for profit, because there wasn't anything happy about them. you pay for the entrance so they can be fed, but other than that, it's just sad for the animals.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I'm not sure why this is getting such high reviews. While staying in the area on spring break with our two kids, we decided to visit this park based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were all disappointed. This park had 2 coyotes that were sleeping, a grizzly bear that was inside of a brick structure and hardly visible, two... More

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Peralta, New Mexico
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We decided to walk around the park on our own but we had a "guide" whether we wanted one or not. A darling little calico cat followed us the whole way and took the opportunity to sit with us/on us when we paused for a brief rest to get the petting of her life time. The animals were very interesting... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great, caring staff. Animals in their care could not survive in the wild. We were disappointed the bear was hibernating but that was just a timing issue. Visit well worth the price if you are there at feeding time. Our guide was very knowledgable and patient with the 'dumb' city folk questions. Excellent way to spend a couple hours if... More

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