PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid 19 – Face protection (masks) will be required, while in touring vehicle. We will be meeting in the town of Tooele, Utah for the final drive out to the desert floor. Higher clearance vehicles are recommended. Once on the desert floor, we will touring with a Jeep to find horses. At the end you will be returned to your vehicle for your drive back.
Join Us on our Wild Horse Photo Tour to find the Onaqui Mountain herd. You will discover some of the most unique sights the Utah west desert has to offer. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will take you onto pristine western deserts that are accessible only with an off-road vehicle. Our Wild Horse Photo Tour offers 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.