Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop, Rock Springs

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  • We made a short foray into the loop our first day in Rock Springs having limited daylight and a bit apprehensive about driving conditions.Our third day we travelled the entire 25 mile loop ending in.....  more
    We made a short foray into the loop our first day in Rock Springs having limited daylight and a bit apprehensive about driving conditions.Our third day we travelled the entire 25 mile loop ending in.....  more »
  • I love all animal - even snakes and mice and spiders - but horses give me a peace that others don't. We were fortunate enough to see a group of horses just about when we were going to give up. (These....  more
    I love all animal - even snakes and mice and spiders - but horses give me a peace that others don't. We were fortunate enough to see a group of horses just about when we were going to give up. (These....  more »
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  • First caveat this isn't a zoo. Don't expect to see a lot of animals if they are grazing somewhere else on the mountains you may have to get off the beaten path or ask locals where they have seen the herd. Also with that said I have yet to drive up here and not see anything. You just may need binoculars or drive a little slower to spot the wildlife. The gravel dirt road is extremely well maintained and pretty tame during the summer months. You can easily take this road in a lower profile car during the summer. However, be aware this is a southern wyoming desert road so conditions can change rapidly day to day. Also while main drag of Wild Horse Canyon Road/White Mountain Road is pretty tame, Gookin-White Mountain Rd that drops into Rock Springs is not. Definitely higher clearance AWD/4WD vehicle and expect to meet someone coming up or down in the narrower sections which may requiring backing up to find a good passing point. There is a lot of informational signs talking about a wide range of topics. Great views and this is also one of the ways out to Pilot Butte. With a little planning and forethought this can be an excellent place to get off the main highway and see some sites.
  • A city car might have a problem on this road, but it was a nice drive. We also saw some wild horses and got pictures.

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