Wyoming July 22, 2019
The Wild Horse Tour That Shows Off The True Beauty Of Wyoming
Wyoming’s back roads and byways are some of the most beautiful drives in the entire country. Did you know you can find wild horses in Wyoming along one stunning scenic route? Read about the Pilot Butte Scenic Loop and plan your trip down to Rock Springs.
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The Pilot Butte Scenic Loop is one of the most breathtaking and unique drives in all of Wyoming.
The route runs off of I-80, and the 32 mile drive will take you about an hour and a half to two hours, depending on how often you stop to enjoy the view. Along the way, you'll see Pilot Butte, Boar’s Tusk, the singing Killpecker Sand Dunes, Steamboat Mountain, Table Mountains, Aspen Mountain and Wilkins Peak. The Wyoming, Wind River, and Uinta mountain ranges are all in view, too.
Be sure to have a full tank of gas and emergency supplies, as this rural road offers no services and is very lightly trafficked.
On your drive, you'll be able to spot Boar's Tusk, Pilot Butte, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, Steamboat and Table Mountain, Aspen Mountain, and Wilkins Peak. Wow!
The Wyoming, Wind River, and Uinta mountain ranges are all in view, too.
This primitive, rural journey isn't suitable for every car, so be sure to hit the road in a high clearance, 4x4 vehicle.
There are no services along the route and you won't have cell phone service. Be sure to gas up and bring basic emergency supplies in case you run into trouble.
You'll find Wyoming's largest wild horse herd here along Pilot Butte. These mustangs are true symbols of the American West.
You'll notice many of them are branded - the BLM maintains the herds and controls the populations so that the animals do not stress the environment and are able to live happily off of the land.
If you take the trip in June or July, it's likely you'll spot some foals figuring out their legs.
In this photo, a confident yearling is hanging with older members of his herd. These horses are so full of personality!
In the heat of summer, you'll spot horses and ponies running along or lazily grazing in the sagebrush flats.
Mustangs are descendants of Spanish horses that got loose as the West was settled by Europeans, so they're naturally curious and friendly creatures. They are known for being confident and smart, and every year the BLM auctions hundreds off to find loving homes with horse owners across the country.
Your family will have the most incredible adventure along the Pilot Butte Wild horse Loop - so plan your trip to see this wonder.
You'll fall head over heels for the views and the horses that make it part of American history and heritage.
Traveling west from Rock Springs, take Exit 89 off of I-80 to reach Wild Horse Canyon Road.
Pilot Butte is just one of Wyoming’s scenic byways. Check out
The Overlooked Wyoming Scenic Byway That’s Breathtakingly Beautiful for another memorable drive.