Wild Mustangs still roam free in the rugged country near the legendary Wild West city of Cody, Wyoming. An encounter with these stunning horses will forever be etched among your favorite western memories. Our experienced Wyoming guides will seemingly transport you back in time to the same location where legendary mountain man Jim Bridger broke trail on his way to Montana searching for gold. The McCullough Peaks area remains much as it did two hundred years ago with frequent sightings of antelope, deer, blacktail prairie dogs, chipmunks, coyotes, bull snakes, horned toads, and even the occasional prairie rattlesnake. Although extremely rare, sightings of mountain lions have also been reported. This is a bird watchers paradise as well. You may see both Bald and Golden Eagles, sage grouse, pheasants, merlins, prairie falcons and numerous other species.
In the spring the prickly pear cactus and Indian Paintbrush, our Wyoming state flower, will be in full bloom and even though this area is considered semi-desert there are many beautiful wildflowers. On this adventure, you will be traveling where dinosaurs and later saber-toothed tigers and wooly mammoths once roamed. The Peaks are multi-colored from vast mineral deposits and the red canyon is especially breathtaking.
It is believed these mustangs are direct descendants of Spanish horses brought to America in the early 1600s. Buffalo Bill himself may have used these horses ancestors in his famed Wild West Shows according to legend.
The McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Management Area encompasses 109,814 acres. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 directed the Bureau of Land Management to identify and protect the areas where these iconic symbols of the Wild West still roamed. Herds are managed for healthy populations and excess horses are offered to the general public for adoption. McCullough Peaks Mustangs are prized by those seeking to adopt for their beautiful coats and excellent physical condition.
This is an off-road adventure but the travel is not overly rough. We cannot guarantee wild mustang sightings because they are indeed wild and live on 109,000 acres of remote beautiful Wyoming. We will ensure, however, that you have an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful places in the American West.
Our knowledgeable guides will share the wisdom of the surrounding area and fascinating history as well. No two tours will be the same and our goal is to enable you to make lifetime memories with us. We take pride in our beautiful area and will do our very best to share it with you.
We gladly accept tips for our dedicated guides as this is not included in the tour price.