Wild Horse Herd Management Areas
Run Free

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.

Herd Management Areas:Field Offices:
Piceance BasinWhite River Field Office, Meeker
Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse RangeGrand Junction Field Office
Sandwash BasinLittle Snake Field Office, Craig
Spring CreekTres Rios Field Office, Dolores