The wild horses in Wyoming capture the hearts and imaginations of all who see them. They are a true symbol of the American West, so we’ve created a guide on Wyoming’s wild mustangs and the best places for wildlife viewing. Afterward, if you are looking for more adventure, download our free Cody/Yellowstone Vacation Guide. It is full of recommendations on horseback riding, rodeos, state parks, places to eat, and the area’s top attractions.
What You Need to Know About Wild Horses in Wyoming
About Wyoming’s Wild Horses
Did you know that Wyoming is home to the nation’s second largest wild horse population? These free spirits have roamed The Cowboy State for centuries. Today’s wild horses are descendants of Spanish horses that were brought to America in the 15th century, horses that were turned away from ranchers, and those who wandered from their ranch to join the wild herd.
Where to Go
Wild horses have found homes across various parts of Wyoming, but most of them live in the southwestern quarter of the state. Some of the most popular spots for wildlife viewing include Pryor Mountain, McCullough Peaks, Pilot Butte, and Wind River Horse Sanctuary.
Located east of Cody, McCullough Peaks is the closest location to Monster Lake Ranch. It encompasses 109,814 acres of land and is a special place for many reasons. One reason is that here, you will find the descendants of Buffalo Bill Cody’s horses.
The Best Wild Mustang Tour in Cody
One of the best ways to catch a glimpse of Wyoming’s wild horses is with a guided tour. Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tours is only 15 minutes away from Monster Lake Ranch. Two tours are available, one which departs in the morning and the other in the evening. Each trip lasts approximately three hours. Since tours take only five visitors per trip, we recommend making your reservation well in advance. Remember to pack your camera and dress comfortably! Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tours provides each visitor with a pair of binoculars. These guided tours are the perfect way to ensure that you don’t miss a thing!
Your Wild West Getaway Awaits
After catching a glimpse of the beautiful wild horses of Wyoming, head home to Monster Lake Ranch to experience the best of what the area offers. Our horseback riding tours are a great way to explore the ranch and get to know the animals who played such a huge role in shaping the American West. Hiking, fly-fishing, and shooting sports are also popular activities to enjoy during your stay.
When you book any of our cozy accommodations, like The Rainbow, you can look forward to the best amenities, packages, and top-notch service. With the grand backdrop of the Arbraska mountain range, a stay on Monster Lake Ranch is one that you’ll always remember. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our availability and book your stay.
If you are looking for more ways to spend your time in Cody/Yellowstone Country, remember to download your free vacation guide!