Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, Lovell

#54 of 80 in Wildlife in Montana
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
The Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range is a refuge for a historically significant herd of free-roaming mustangs, the Pryor Mountain mustang, feral horses colloquially called "wild horses", located in the Pryor Mountains of Montana and Wyoming in the United States. The range has an area of 39,650 acres (160.5 km2) and was established in 1968 along the Montana–Wyoming border as the first protected refuge dedicated exclusively for mustangs. It was the second feral horse refuge in the United States. About a quarter of the refuge lies within the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. A group of federal agencies, led by the Bureau of Land Management, administers the range.
Because of the unique genetic makeup of the Pryor Mountain mustang herd, equine geneticist Dr. E. Gus Cothran concluded in 1992 that "the Pryor herd may be the most significant wild-horse herd remaining in the United States." Dr. D. Phillip Sponenberg, equine veterinarian at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, agreed, noting, "[These animals] don't exist anywhere else."
Make your Lovell itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Create an itinerary including Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
34 reviews
  • Take a guided tour or by yourself (I went by myself) this is a treat. You may have to wait for a bit and hike a little but the rewards are amazing as you see the wild herd interacting. Spring is my....  more »
  • This was a wonderful day trip! We saw the horses and the views are beautiful! Will do it again for sure!!!  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance