May 03, 2008 | Tips from Us >
Golden, Wildlife Tours
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Boy was I glad we made the 15 minute trip west of Golden to the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre. With 6 resident wolves and very enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable staff, this Centre's mission is to promote wolf and bear conservation throughout the natural environment. A reasonable $10 admission gets you past the unique gift shop/resource centre that one enters upon arrival. From there, a staff member provides interactive commentary on the wolves including explanations of why wolves are so vital and integral to our environment. The highlight of the visit was when all 6 wolves began to howl in response to a barking dog. It was a hauntingly beautiful sound and I was sad when it ended after about 10 minutes.
If you are in Golden enjoying the town's summer or winter activities - and there are many, you really should make the short trip to see the wolves.