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Over a two-day time frame, 100 horses were released back onto the range as a part of the horse behavior and ecology research study. Photo by Lisa Bryant.

Conger HMA

The original source of this herd is unknown. However, many of the horses in the Conger Herd are descendants of horses that were turned loose or escaped from local ranches. This herd is being managed to maintain the black, roan, palomino, and dun colors. The wild horses on the Congers average 13 to 14 hands tall and 700 to 1000 pounds.

Location: The Conger Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) is located 75 miles west of Delta. The HMA is bounded by old Highway 50 & 6 (Cowboy Pass) on the south. Horses can be viewed from any of the main roads and springs within the HMA.

Size: 170,993 acres

Topography/Vegetation: The vegetation on the upper slopes of the Conger Mountains is comprised of mountain brush and juniper communities. Lower slopes are dominated by shadscale/ricegrass and low sagebrush types.

Wildlife:

AML:  40-80

Viewing Opportunities: Travel west from Delta on U.S. Highway 50 & 6 approximately 75 miles to the Little Valley Road (mile post 16). Turn north on the Little Valley Road and travel approximately 8 miles to the Skunk Springs (Camp Canyon) Road. Horses can usually be found in the vicinity of Conger Springs, Camp Canyon, and Skunk Springs. Another area horses can be viewed is in the vicinity of Knoll Springs. To reach this area, turn north from U.S. 50 & 6 at the Eskdale turnoff near mile post 8. Travel approximately 15 miles to the intersection of Knoll Springs and old Highway 50 & 6. Horses can be viewed on the slopes east of Knoll Springs and on the benches south of Cowboy Pass.