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Wild Horses & Burros

The BLM Salt Lake Field Office manages two wild horse herds and operates a wild horse and burro facility near Butterfield Canyon, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Wild horses and burros require open space and healthy rangelands.  The BLM manages herd areas carefully, allocating resources for many uses including forage for wildlife, wild horses and livestock.  Thanks to volunteers and partners, numerous range improvement projects have helped to make it easier for wild horses to survive.

The Horse Center was built in 1995. The center is on seventy acres of land and can hold up to 750 wild horses and burros but on average there are 450 animals on site at any given time. The Center serves as a preparation facility for wild horses and burros gathered in the western United States. Wild horses may be viewed and adopted Monday thru Friday, as well as a few Saturdays during the year.

The Salt Lake Regional Horse Center is located at 8605 West Butterfield Canyon Road, Herriman, UT 84096.  Toll Free Phone Number:  877.224.3956

Red-headed Roans in the Cedar Mountains

To report illegal harassment, injury, or destruction of wild horses, immediately contact the BLM Salt Lake Field Office at 801-977-4300.

Eagle Scout candidate Caleb Dansie herds volunteers for their assignments

Father and son team help out at the horse center

Onaqui Herd near Dugway

Onaqui Herd near Dugway

Caleb Dansie, Eagle Scout nominee, presents the objectives for the day.