Colorado Natural Wonders, Nature January 05, 2021
by Annie You Can Spot Wild Horses At The Aptly-Named Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area In Colorado
Do you have an appetite for nature that can never seem to be satisfied? While we as Coloradans are blessed to have incredible landscape and outdoor recreational opportunities galore, there are certain things that many outdoor enthusiasts have yet to discover, like observing the wild horses at the aptly-named Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area in western Colorado.
Located along the jaw-dropping Western Slope, the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area is one of only three areas in the western part of the country set aside to protect wild horses.
Spanning some 30,000+ acres, the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area is home to dramatic canyons and plateaus, as well as 120 mustangs who can move around as they please.
Managed by both the Bureau of Land Management and Friends of the Mustangs, there is plenty to see and do around the Wild Horse Area, including photography, camping, and - of course - checking out the horses, all of whom are of different ages and colors.
In addition to all of the above, the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area is also home to a short and sweet hike that boasts incredible views of both the land and its resident horses.
Keep your eyes peeled when you visit, as you may even spot such wildlife as turkeys, deer, bears, mountain lions, and more!
To learn more about both the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area and Friends of the Mustangs, please visit the latter's
The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area is open year-round and can be accessed by taking the I-70 Cameo exit for 3.5 miles.
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