Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

When Spanish explorers introduced horses to the Americas, some of the animals inevitably escaped and roamed wild across the land. You can see some of the last members of these breeds in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, the first such nationally designated refuge. Some 200 horses, generally broken into small family groupings, roam these arid slopes with bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and mountain lions. Coat variations such as grulla, blue roan, dun, and sabino indicate Spanish lineage, as do markings such as dorsal stripes, zebra stripes on the legs, and a stripe on the withers. The best way to view the herds is simply to drive along Highway 37 and look out your window.

Sight Information

Address:

Hwy. 37, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana, 59035, USA

Phone:

406-896–5013

Sight Details:

  • Included in $5 admission to recreation area

Published 01/19/2016

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