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Pony Express Trail at Simpson Springs
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Overview
Location

Dugway, Utah

Sights

Pony Express Trail, Large herd of wild Horses

Time Required

2-6 Hours

Pets

Yes

Fees

No

Water Info

Bring your own water

Best Season

Any

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Little to no shade

Trail Condition

Easy to moderate dirt roads. Off road vehicle recommended.

Restrooms

Outhouse at Simpson Springs

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Yes

Food

Bring your own

The Trail:

We usually camp at Simpson Springs near Dugway Utah. There is pretty much unlimited campsite space as it is very barren open desert. A 4×4 vehicle or ATV is needed to drive all the roads and trails but there are a lot that a regular car would be just fine on. At Simpson Springs there are restroom facilities and a Pony Express cabin that is pretty cool.

Pony Express Trail West of Tooele (2) Pony Express Trail West of Tooele

We come here usually once a year to ride and to see the huge herds of Wild Horses. They are very cool to see and I always have a lot of fun. I have chased Antelope with my dirt bike and ridden alongside running herds of wild horses. Its definitely a fun place to go and relax. It would be good in winter as well when there isn’t as much snow in the desert.

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 Personal Thoughts:

I think this area is a fun time for anyone including families that either want to just camp and relax or ride ATV’s and Motorcycles. The horses are definitely the biggest pull for me and would be worth the drive for anyone who has never seen them.

 

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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