Tours Offered by Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin

Day Tours

2 - 3 People

2 Minimum 

Suggested Donation $300 per person

Group Tours

Have a larger group and need a group rate message us.

Private Tours

Drop us a line and we can work together to develop a private plan that works for you.

Wild Horse Warriors Tour Schedules and Waiver

General Tour Informatoin

 

“All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management”. 

All tours will be reservation only.

We will be offering:

2 Sunrise Tours daily one leaving from 67 and one leaving on 75.

2 Sunset Tours one leaving from 67 and one leaving on 75.

2 Daily tours starting at 9 am, one leaving on 67 and one on 75.

2 Daily tours starting at noon that would be ½ day tours, one leaving on 67 and one on 75.

Spring/Summer Tours would run from April 1st to Nov 1st. 

Winter Tours from Nov 1st -March 31 would be by appointment only, and dependent on the weather.

All tours would be dependent on weather and road conditions. With a full refund if we have to cancel due to weather.

We will also offer private tours and private photography tours,  which would be in addition to our scheduled group tours.

All tours would meet in Maybell. Tour customers would then drive to the Basin, park their personal cars at the Kiosk, then complete the tour in the touring vehicle. At the completion of the Tour we would then return to the Kiosk and they would leave the Basin in their personal vehicles.

Wild Horse Warriors Tours will provide a BLM brochure to each visitor listing the guidelines for watching the wild horses and a BLM map of the area, or a brochure that combines both.

Wild Horse Warriors Tours will provide a boxed lunch purchased for each guest and bottled water. Each guest will be asked to provide their own snacks and other drinks if they prefer something besides water. 

Wild Horses Warriors Tours will also supply a information pamphlet that explains that the Basin is a “Tread Lightly and No Waste Left Behind” recreation area. Each person will be asked to bring a ziplock bag for their own personal “paper products” and a back pack or fanny pack to carry their own out. Wild Horse Warriors will provide a shovel if it is needed for solid waste to be buried. 

Wild Horse Warriors Tours will have a garbage bag available for all carryout trash, to be dispose of out of the Basin.

Emergency Plan

Wild Horse Warriors Tours guides are not EMT’s and medical help is at least 2 hours away.  Please bring any medication you made need for an extended stay, in case of an unexpected stay in the Basin. Please see the Liability Waiver

Wild Horse Warriors Tours will have in each vehicle basic medical supplies, band aids, ice packs, along with extra sunscreen, insect spray and a fire extinguisher. 

Wild Horse Warriors Tours will stay in communication with someone, either within the Basin or outside or the Basin, via cell phone. Each car will have a cell phone with charger. We may also use a walkie talkie if that has more coverage. Each phone has installed emergency numbers for the fire department, Moffat County Sheriff, and The Memorial Hospital.

Wild Horses Warriors Tours will carry an emergency “box” in each vehicle which will include: Flashlights, rain jackets, emergency rations, ie protein bars, jerky, a blanket. 

Waiverof Liability

 

Waiver of Liability

This agreement releases Wild Horse Warriors Tours, from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during your tour in Sand Wash Basin and/or Vermillion Basin. By signing this agreement, I agree to hold Wild Horse Warriors Tours, and the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM), entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

 “All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management”. 

I also acknowledge the risks involved in touring the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin. These include but are not limited to, injury by the wild horses, rattlesnake bites, stepping in a badger or prairie dog hole, or other natural wildlife. Sand Wash Basin, is at least 2 hours from any medical help. Please bring with you any medications that you could need if there is an extended stay in Sand Wash Basin, caused by uncontrollable circumstances, vehicle break downs or weather. Flat tires are common and could prevent you from returning at a scheduled time. Please do not tour on a day that you have scheduled other activities that you could miss in the event of a late return from Sand Wash Basin.

I swear that I am participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity.

By signing below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against Wild Horse Warriors Tours for any reason. In return, I will receive a tour of Sand Wash Basin and/or Vermillion Basin. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions as listed in writing and as explained to me verbally. I will ask for clarification when needed.

I, _____________, fully understand and agree to the above terms.

(Participant)

Date

What You Should Bring

Be prepared for quick changes in weather and dress is layers.  Mornings can be cool and the high for the day could be over 100 degrees.

Please  do not pack a suitcase , a backpack should hold all you will need, except your camera equipment. Storage space will be limited.

Sunscreen

Hat

Insect repellent

Car charger for your cell phone

Camera

Binoculars

Rain coat

Medication, bring at least one day of extra meds, just in the event we are stuck in the basin, due to flash flooding

Snacks

Drinks

Do not wear sandels , wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in

Snake Guards if you have them




Reviews

 I have had the privilage to tour the basin 3 times. Meeting Cindy Harms Wright the first year was a blessing and spending time with her the other visits made me want to write this. Her knowledge of the horses and the area is amazing. She taught me so much about the herds and the land. When you have a passion for something it shows. Cindy is passionate about the health of the resources in the area and the multiple uses of the Basin and how they work together. It is this broader scope of vision that I believe is the best champion for the wild ones. If you are lucky enough to experience the Sand Wash Basin with this wonderful woman ...you will come home with a new appreciation for all that this vast area has to offer...and...GREAT Horse stories and Pictures!!!!! wild horses tours mustang horse

 

We had an amazing experience! Thank you for the work you do! 

We just arrived home with wonderful memories of Sandwash Basin and the stunning horses! 

 Cindy's tours are amazing, we saw 100's of horses each day, and her knowledge of the area from a geologic and archeologic standpoint is also amazing. It's not only action packed, but also educational. You get a full understanding of living wild and free. You can't go wrong with this investment, most of your cost goes back to helping the horses too. My experience was life changing and plain and simple a life event. 

 

On October 2 I had the most wonderful experience of a Sand Wash Basin Tour with Cindy Harms Wrightand Aletha Dove. I can honestly say that it was one of the best days of my life - and I ain't no spring chicken! Each of us has those experiences in our lives that rise above the rest. The ones we never forget. The ones that make us smile when we daydream about them. The ones we hold close and cherish. This is one of those for me.

Cindy and Aletha are so very knowledgeable about the Basin, and the horses who live there. The day was filled with learning and adventure. During our day together we saw more than 150 horses. (They know where the horses are!) We saw Picasso twice! In our 12 plus hour day we pretty much drove and walked the circumference of the Basin, and that is saying something! IT'S HUGE! We went up onto Lookout Mountain and were able to see the Sand Wash Basin on one side, the Vermillion Basin on the other, and mountains all the way into Wyoming! The Basins are so vast that looking out over them, well, it just makes you ponder the significance of things. And there is a lot of history about the Basin that is so interesting to learn about!

We visited many of the watering holes (and tanks, since the Wild Horse Warriors have been bringing water to the horses during this horrible drought). We saw horses patiently, and not so patiently, waiting their turns at the water. Watching their interaction and their communication with each other is like something you haven't ever seen before if you haven't been around wild horses. Trust me on this.

We saw stallions, mares, and foals. We saw families. We saw stallions making sure that other horses kept a wide berth of their families, and others who were much more laid back. It was fascinating.

And, your donation to the Wild Horse Warriors, for taking your tour, is used to protect and advocate for the horses you are going to see. So please, don't hesitate. If you are thinking of going to see the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin, book your tour through this group. You won't be sorry, and you will have an experience to treasure for the rest of your life.

 

Wild Horse Tours of Sand Wash Basin

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Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin

3831 Exmoor rd, Craig, CO 81625, US

(970) 819-0500