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Dead Horse Point State Park

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Address: SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
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From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in...

From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an ever changing landscape unfurls. Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water and wind creating a visual masterpiece. Plants and animals surviving on the edge of existence face many challenges of extreme conditions within this high desert environment. Stories of ancient hunters, resting along the cliff tops while knapping chert in preparation for the next hunt, and cowboys of the late 1800's, chasing wild mustangs onto Dead Horse Point, using the narrow neck to block off the natural corral . What story will you discover on your visit to Dead Horse Point State Park?

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Had a great day renting a jeep and driving through Dead Horse. Sad history in how the name came to be, but fun that Thelma and Louise was filmed there.

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Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great day renting a jeep and driving through Dead Horse. Sad history in how the name came to be, but fun that Thelma and Louise was filmed there.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So glad we hiked around this area...magnificent. Our family really loved the beautiful landscape. A must see while in Moab!

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although much smaller than Arches and Canyonlands it is still worth the visit. The place is well laid out and the walks around the visitor centre are achievable for most people. The views of the canyon are amazing and not to be missed

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Fruit Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We headed here after dinner in Moab to watch the sunset and we're blown away by the view. It really feels like you are on another planet. Totally worth the half hour drive.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Dead Horse Point State Park in May 2017--it's an easy visit because it's on the way to Canyonlands National Park. The views from the mesa at Dead Horse are simply amazing. Bring your camera!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The vistas were better than the Grand Canyon. The drive up is easy and walking around the visitors center was very informative.

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Oakland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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Didn't like this much It was a beautiful view down to the valley but that's about it ,not much to say the story is that the cowboys rounded up wild mustangs and corralled them then picked out the ones the wanted and left the rest there to die from thirst That story ruined it for me

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Starke, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this state park after Canyonlands National Park - even after all that scenery, this place did not disappoint! Especially "Dead Horse Point"...(pretty disturbing story is associated with that place - read the placards and talk to a ranger). Nice picnic area there, as well. Restrooms? Well - I guess you could call them that - Like all restrooms... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try to ride the trail early in the AM, less traffic, very nice views and rock experience for first timers

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While not as magestic as some of the other national parks it gives a similar more intimate experience. The hikes are shorter, there are trails you can ride your bike on and it's not as busy as the national parks. Definitely worth the visit.

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