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Wild horses

Aesch Bl
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Wild horses

Hi,

Visiting cody in July and we would like to see the wild horses. We don't like bus tours, and the private tours that I have seen are over our budget.

If we drive ourselves, are they difficult to find? Would we need a 4 wheel drive?

Thanks

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1. Re: Wild horses

Here's an interactive map of areas in Wyoming where you can see mustangs:

blm.gov/wy/…interactive-map.html

Closest to Cody would be about 12 to 27 miles east of Cody off route 16, in the McCullough Peaks area. Turn left on McCullough Peaks Road and start heading into the badlands. There are several roads you can explore, marked by small red signs with numbers on them. Turn off the main road to the left, or stay on the main road if you want to reach the top of the peak. If you open any cattle gates on the road, be sure to close them behind you; failure to do so is a violation of Wyoming law. But be warned: those roads can be hazardous after a rainstorm, full of mud and deep ruts. You could otherwise do it ok without 4WD if you're careful. A great tour is offered out of Cody:

codywyomingadventures.com/red-canyon-wild-mu…

Or you can find mustangs in the Pryor Mountains. Go 2 miles east from Lovell on 14A and turn left onto 37, then 17 miles to Devils Canyon Overlook. Stop at the visitors center for for information. Or if you have 4WD, instead go 13 miles on 37 to a road marked with a sign that says “Tillets Fish-Rearing Station.” Take that road to the Bad Pass Highway to try to view mustangs.

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2. Re: Wild horses

Here's detailed information on the mustangs to be seen in the Pryor Mountains.

http://www.pryormustangs.org/

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3. Re: Wild horses

Interesting article on training mustangs:

trib.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming-hor…

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4. Re: Wild horses

Here's another option. If you're staying in Cody consider the Southfork Bed & Breakfast. The owner, Brian has about 9-10 mustangs he rescued from the Prior Mountains. Brian is happy to bring you out to the corral where you can see them up close and personal. He's even taught them a few tricks that they'll be happy to perform for you and he'll give you a history lesson about the wild horses in the area. Very informative.

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