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Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop

Scenic Drive

See Southern Wyoming’s wild horses is on this unforgettable scenic drive around Pilot Butte. With the breathtaking high-desert landscape as your backdrop, go off-road and witness these majestic wildlife in their natural habitat, as well as other critters like desert elk, rabbits, coyotes, hawks and eagles.

Few scenic byways in North America will give you such a detailed image of the pure and untamed Wild West. For additional information, view our brochure.

Distance: 23 miles (recommended for four-wheel-drive vehicles)

Route: From Rock Springs, take I-80 to the Elk Street exit (104) and go north. Travel 14 miles and go left on CR 4-14 (Fourteen Mile Road), go 2.5 miles and take a left on CR-53. Follow CR-53 21.5 miles to Green River. To access the route from Green River, exit I-80 at Flaming Gorge Way and turn on Wild Horse Canyon Road.

Disclaimer: This is a true “off the grid experience,” and cell service is limited! Make sure you have extra water, and a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle with thick tires (and a spare tire) to traverse the dirt roads. Let someone know where you are headed and when you plan to return.

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