In 1971, Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act to protect and manage wild horses and burros on public lands. This legislation declares that "wild free roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the west; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the nation and enrich the lives of the American people..."
You can find bands of wild horses scattered throughout Colorado's four uniquely beautiful wild horse herd management areas:
- Piceance Basin/East Douglas Creek, west of Meeker
- Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, northeast of Grand Junction
- Sandwash Basin in the northwestern part of the state
- Spring Creek, southwest of Montrose
For a safe and enjoyable journey into these wild horse herd management areas, contact the local BLM field offices below. You can get updates on herd movements, fire restrictions, road conditions, brochures and other pertinent information.