Tour with us to find the Onaqui Mountain herd and discover some of the most unique sights Utah west deserts have to offer. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide take you onto pristine western deserts that are accessible only with a 4×4 off-road vehicle. Join us in photographing these beautiful animals. These spirited stallions their harems of mares and youngsters, offer a unique photo opportunity. One you will not soon forget.
Beginning & Intermediate Photographers
Wide angle and telephoto lenses are ideal
Weekend mornings we will try and be on the desert floor by sunrise.
Onaqui Mountain Range
Many areas of the range are accessible with a 4×4 vehicle and require no strenuous hiking for us to find and view the horses, BUT that is limiting. The horses roam where they may and if we want to increase our odds of find a herd, walking/hiking a few miles will help a lot. Waking/Hiking across the desert floor also provides a more environmental variety to your final images. The choice of whether to walk/hike is totally up to you.
The Onaqui Mountain Herd Management area is near the city of Salt Lake and located on in the west deserts of Utah. The Onaqui Mountain wild horses have long been a favorite of photographers, partly due to their home range’s location about 140 miles from Salt Lake City. Because (2 hours of travel time is required each direction) the areas are within a couple hours of a major airport, finding accommodations is fairly easy, it also will provide the fastest access early in the morning (or late night returns). Since the horses will tend to move during early and late hours we will leave pre-dawn and/or return after dark.