About us

Wyoming Back Country Horsemen 

The Wyoming Back Country Horsemen currently includes 7 local chapters, throughout Wyoming and is one of 33 recognized State Organizations of Back Country Horsemen of America. We promote and teach Leave No Trace and lobby for continued access of pack and saddle stock in Wyoming's wilderness and

backcountry. We are made up of many individuals from all over the state

who share a common love of horses/mules and riding in the backcountry

and on our public lands, who want to see the places in Wyoming remain a

place where equestrians are welcome.


Wyoming B ack Country Horsemen is a group of local men and women

dedicated to the preservation of our right to the common sense use and

enjoyment of pack and saddle stock in Wyoming's wilderness and

backcountry. We are a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on

ensuring public lands throughout Wyoming remain accessible to

equestrians. Through our principals we advocate for private recreational

pack and saddle stock use of all public lands and the stewardship of those

lands. The Back Country Horsemen of America is the only national

organization that promotes the use of private recreational pack and saddle

stock use on our public lands nation wide.

We actively work with all city, state and federal government agencies to

maintain equestrian access to public lands. Back Country Horsemen

accomplishes this by attending and speaking at public meetings, writing

letters, and working with our government agencies to maintain many

wilderness and non-wilderness trails in the state of Wyoming. Our local

chapters work, with the blessing and support of the public agencies, all

over the state. We provide training in Leave No Trace principals and

techniques to minimize our equestrian impact on the backcountry.

Trail work is one of the mainstay of our mission.  Volunteer’s from our 7 

chapters participates in some way to help keep trails open.  For last year

here in Wyoming we had another great year with many volunteer hours.

Throughout the year this included  stock that were used while volunteering plus travel miles.


Thanks again to all the WYBCHO members who tirelessly volunteer keeping our public trails open.

Leave No Trace - To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the backcountry resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.

We Invite you!

Please consider becoming a BCH member.  Our many fun activities also help create opportunities for every equestrian to get involved. As a member, you can meet new equestrian friends, help us build credible relationships with local and regional federal state and city forest partners, be informed on news that impacts our equestrian access to public lands and help on a work party now and then. There is fun for everyone.