A Friend from work joined me in visiting this very special place. If you haven't been, or are looking for a place to take someone visiting New Mexico, this would be a wonderful treat. It's about a 2/ 1/2 hour drive from Albuquerque through some beautiful scenery, skirting El Malpais National Monument, and passing El Morro National Monument, which you might stop at on your way back.
The guided tours run from 45 minutes to 1 hour with an extremely knowledgeable guide. These guides love their animal friends, and it really shows in their stories.
To see these magnificent animals up close, with some relating to the guides makes you wonder how anyone could want to kill these beautiful beasts.
The tour we took was the morning (11:00 a.m.), and it was extra special. About halfway through, one of the wolves started howling, and soon all of them were talking back and forth. This went on for about 5 minutes, and I don't think the goose bumps went away until it got quiet again.
Take a day and head out to the sanctuary. There is a small fee, and they have some gift items for sale, all money to benefit the sanctuary.
You will have 4 miles of gravel road, but it is in good condition. Their website is wildspiritwolfsancturay.com, for times of tours and directions.
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