Mustang Run Fun Facts
Stateline (Ghost town)
- 300 people lived in Stateline during the peak of the mining.
- The peak of the mining boom was in 1903.
- They mined for silver and gold.
- The town was there for 24 years before the silver and gold ran out – 1894 – 1918
- Stateline had two general stores, a hotel, two saloons, a blacksmith shop, a shoemaker and a restaurant and their own newspaper.
- The Mustangs were brought here by the Spanish explorers in the late 1500’s.
- The earliest written reference of Mustangs in Southwest Utah was from the journal of Father Escalante in 1776.
- The horses run free in the Sulphur Herd management area, which is approximately 142,800 acres.
- The area is called the needles range and is 40 miles long.
- The Needle Mountain Range is comprised of two main peaks, the Mountain Home, and Indian Peaks.
- The Bureau of Land Management has the responsibility to manage the wild horse population.
- Dirt Road Uber assists the BLM with tours that allow riders to view the horses in their natural habitat.