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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
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were done skiing wolf creek (they needed some fresh snow), and found this gem. A very nice way to spend an afternoon. Definitely go during feeding time. We learned a lot. Very knowledgable staff, warm and compassionate. Animals are well-cared for.

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Farmington, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We went for feeding time and had a good time. I was honestly worried when we pulled up but figured the kids (6 and 2) would enjoy it. It ended up that we all enjoyed it. All the staff was very warm and welcoming. The lady leading the tour and doing the feeding was very knowledgeable. So much so that... More

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