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Pryor Mountains

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Billings, MT
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Wild horses are a highlight, but you don't always see them

A drive into the Pryors to see the wild horses is a favorite of ours. We've been lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan W
Joliet, Montana
Day trip

Nice getaway with you are just looking for a drive. Once you leave the highway though you should... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Jim C
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Located south of Billings, these mountains boast beautiful vistas, spectacular canyons and high mountain meadows for hiking, camping and hunting.
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  • Average7%
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“wild horses” (12 reviews)
“big ice” (2 reviews)
“wheel drive” (2 reviews)
Billings, MT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A drive into the Pryors to see the wild horses is a favorite of ours. We've been lucky enough to see at least a couple of the horses on every trip. Take your binoculars and be patient. They will appear in places you might not...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nice getaway with you are just looking for a drive. Once you leave the highway though you should at least have an SUV or 4 wheel drive as the roads are sometimes not paved and if there has been rain there is libel to be...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Pryors mountains are a great place to visit. Go to the Big Ice Cave and one of the areas limestone wonders. Continue to the Dry Head overlook and check out Big Horn Canyon lake. Go a short distance farther and check out the wild horses....More

Thank zoitster
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Varying beautiful mountainous landscapes, verdant farm crops, healthy horses and cattle await travelers on the way to and in Pryor Mountains along Pryor Mountain Road. From Billings, we took Hwy 416 then 418. Google map is accurate; however, the paved road that turned into dirt...More

1  Thank Elsa C. L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place to visit for hiking or riding. Not terribly accessible. Very spiritual area for many reasons. The canyon is also something to see.

Thank MTTraveling
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Pryor Mountains are a great place to visit, this area is well known for a large amount of history and folklore. When visiting the area ensure to take time out to take photos, enjoy a picnic, and make sure to leave some fruit behind...More

Thank shana442
Reviewed 10 August 2016

What drew us here was the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Reserve and the hope of seeing one or more herds of wild horses. We were not disappointed! First, your best chance of seeing horses is coming into the reserve from the Lovell WY side rather...More

1  Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Breathtaking views, beautifully rugged with their own charm, teeming with wild life particularly bears and wild horses

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Heard so much about it; so I went and it was very scenic....Very pretty; different terrain.....Out of state family members went and enjoyed the area; took lots of pictures....

1  Thank DLewis_10
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Pryor Mountains are an amazing place to feel solitude and peace. These mountains are a nice retreat, although you need to have a good map/gps to know where you are at- there is a mix of reservation, forest service and private land. Big Ice...More

Thank Bridget B
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