A Day Trip To The Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary

Our partnership with Defenders of Wildlife encourages us to see the beauty in all wild creatures. It’s tough to see stories like the one circulating now about the child who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the zoo. Instead, we turn to Colorado’s eastern plains for a unique wilderness adventure at the Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Head East To Colorado’s Plains

Not too far from Denver resides Keenesburg, a quaint town with a love for rescuing and rehabilitating animals who have been neglected or shunned behind bars and into concrete cages thus far.

What’s Cool About The Wild Animal Sanctuary?

  • The wildlife area is home to more than 700 acres (400 of which are exclusively reserved for animal habitats) and 1,000 animals who need a home or care.
  • The area is constructed like natural habitats, so the animals can roam freely and enjoy life as if they were truly wild.
  • People can visit the sanctuary and explore the animals’ natural habitats by wandering on raised platforms. This allows the animals to live peacefully in their land but affords humans a unique opportunity to observe the animals.
  • There are tigers, Bolivian lions, and black bears to name a few creatures. 
  • Take home a t-shirt, hat, or other souvenir to remember your time at the Wild Animal Sanctuary and support the great non-profit organization.


The Nitty Gritty Details

Directions From Denver

  • Head east on I-76 east from I-25 to exit 25 in Lochbuie.
  • Drive east on 168th Ave, and take Weld County Co Rd 4 to Co Rd 6.
  • The address is 1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO, 80643


What To Bring

A wilderness adventure is incomplete without the proper gear.
Don’t forget:

  • Walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera/Video camera
  • Picnic lunch (If you forget, don’t worry because there’s a snack bar)