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Dead Horse Point State Park

Sr 313, Moab, UT 84532
+1 435-259-2614
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“grand canyon” (353 reviews)
“colorado river” (521 reviews)
“visitor center” (257 reviews)
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Sr 313, Moab, UT 84532
+1 435-259-2614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't let the name dissuade you. This state park which is very close to Canyonlands NP is well worth the short side trip to enjoy the magnificent views of the Colorado River. There are easy walking paths along the rims to enjoy seeing different perspectives....More

1  Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 4 days ago

I hate that this beautiful place is named after an alleged act of extreme animal cruelty which may or may not have actually happened. But it’s still an amazing park and well worth visiting! It’s highly reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, and in fact, it...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 1 week ago

After leaving the national park, we took a drive back to this state park. What a gem!! Has some great, gorgeous views, it is such a nice drive through the park. So worth it if you are in the area.

Thank roadtripsister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like Arches the park personnel are very helpful and friendly. The park is very well laid out and the view point are in the right spots to see some amazing sights. This park does allow pets, which is nice if you bring your furry family...More

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Island in the Sky dead horse state park is a bit of a drive gives amazing views across the canyons etc. and you can’t omit it if you’re in the area. We visited on a cloudy day towards dusk and were generously given a...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving to the point there were some fantastic views. Started out on the trail along the rim and had difficulties finding the trail. I'm new to hiking and although I knew about cairns and still had difficulty with the trail. Finally gave up when...More

Thank AmyM1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best overlooks for viewing the green River canyon - a favorite spot for photographers as morning light is the best with puffy clouds to enhance the sky. A vista not to miss.

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You already know this, but it's just beautiful. The visitor's center is low key, and full of great stuff, stop in. I recommend being ready to spend more time than you thought you would here-- it's going to take your breath away.

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time I visit it is different... and the same. Imagine these rocks, cliffs and the river have been here and formed this part of the country since millions of years and there is so much history and soul here. As the sun is rising...More

Thank MoabQueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small but nice park who offer a different view of the Colorado River from the Dead Horse Point lookout.

Thank geographe54
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Debbie J
29 January 2018|
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Response from Arno0571 | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind that US school summer holidays start mid June, which might result in more people in the parks. This also counts for the weekends. On your way from Bryce to Arches you might opt to take a southern route pending... More
4 January 2018|
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Response from KarenAZ | Reviewed this property |
Also, if you're staying in Moab, The Broken Oar restaurant is excellent. Had one of the best pork chops I've ever eaten. The brewery was pretty good too.
Paul C
5 October 2017|
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Response from Jemimalollipop8 | Reviewed this property |
One afternoon in Dead Horse. Be warned, there’s an oil plant at the entrance and within the park, there is a fertiliser distillation plant. Deeply disappointing environment-wise. Beautiful if you turn your head and camera... More