Piceance-East Douglas Hma

Near Meeker, Colorado

Piceance-East Douglas Hma does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


This 190,000-acre location is host to numerous activities on the public land from mining to oil drilling to livestock grazing. Of particular note is the herd of wild horses, which gives the area its special designation. Horses within the HMA are similar in size and temperament to quarter horses, and some resemble workhorses. Typical colors are bay, gray, sorrel and black. A few horses are also other colors like roan and buckskin. To ensure that future generations can enjoy these majestic animals, the herd’s size is kept between 135 and 235 animals following current best management practices. In addition to the wild horses, there are numerous opportunities to view other local wildlife including pronghorn, mule deer, elk, badger, snowshoe hare and various upland bird species.