HERRIMAN — A federal agency is relocating wild horses from a popular but muddy Salt Lake valley corral that it plans to close within the next two years.
The Bureau of Land Management moved 64 horses Wednesday from the Herriman corral to a location in Gunnison. Another 167 horses and burros are set to move to other BLM locations by the end of the month.
The center will be closed to the public. It’s unclear whether it will reopen in the spring.
A BLM review of the corral found heavy rains and the natural slope of the site created “unacceptable” amounts of mud.
The corral was a popular visitor attraction that officials say drew about 850 people each month to watch or adopt the animals.