Be prepared to deal with no amenities! Now that that's out of the way, this is an amazing place. We saw 5 bands of horses and one lone stallion as well as burrowing owls, a bald eagle, a golden eagle, antelope and of course, prairie dogs. The roads are not paved but are well marked and if you pay close attention it's possible to take 2 wheel tracks off the road and be able to get closer to some places. I say pay close attention because if you don't it could be very easy to get lost and there is pretty much no cell service there.
Needs for the visit: A FULL tank of gas (you don't want to run out, the nearest town is 15-20 miles away), sunscreen, a hat, LOTS of water (it's hot and dry, so you don't want to get dehydrated), bug spray (where there are horses, there will be horse flies) food for lunch (a picnic style would be good) and a map of the Basin (you can get one at the gas station in Maybell for sure). Don't forget binoculars and your camera! You won't be able to walk up to the horses, these are not pets, and if you don't have 4 wheel drive, I'd recommend NOT leaving the scraped roads. Some of them get a little tricky, too. If you get out of your car, watch for rattlesnakes, scorpions, cactus and badgers. You will see badger holes, but don't try to entice or harass them to come out....they're not really friendly!
The roads and much of the land has a high clay content, so if it starts raining, LEAVE. Traction could become impossible and it's an area where dry washes will become small rivers in a hurry.
I'm not trying to scare anyone, just being honest. It's a beautiful place and the horses are beautiful, too. Be careful, pay attention to where you are and how you got there and if you're able, renting or borrowing a satellite phone could be a good idea.
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