Places to See Wild Horses in Colorado

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It is no secret that Colorado is big on horses. Not only does Colorado have a ton of horse properties for sale at any given time, if you’re lucky you can even spot wild horses. The term “wild horse” is also used colloquially in reference to free-roaming herds of feral horses. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the current population of wild horses in Colorado is around 400. Continue reading for the best places to see wild horses in Colorado. Also, if you are looking for a horse property for sale in Colorado, contact Colorado Horse Property today and speak with one of our horse-person realtors.

Wild Horses in Colorado

A great place to see wild horses is the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area. This area is located just eight miles northeast of Grand Junction and spans more than 36,000 acres. It is home to 90 to 150 wild horses depending on the time of the year. Spring and fall are the best times to spot the horses. You can see palominos, paints, grays, blacks, bays, sorrels, blue red roans, appaloosas, and more here. Of course you may also see elk, turkey, mule deer, snowshoe hare and more in the area.

Another great place to check out is the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area. The area is located between Norwood and Dove Creek in the beautiful southwest corner of the state. This wild herd dates back to the early 1900s and includes bays, sorrels, grays, and pintos. This wild group of horses has nearly 22 thousand acres of open rolling hills and rugged mountain terrain to roam. Visitors to the area may also see elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, prairie dogs, and more.

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