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Dead Horse Point State Park

End of Utah State Rd 313, Moab, Utah 84532 USA

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Dead Horse Point State Park

Canyonlands National Park White Rim Trail by 4x4

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“ever changing landscape”

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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  • 1,105 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
July 30, 2015

32 miles (51.5 km) from Moab, Dead Horse Point State Park is one of Utah's most spectacular state parks. The view from Dead Horse Point is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the overlook provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands' sculpted pinnacles and buttes. Millions of years of geologic activity created the spectacular views from Dead Horse Point State Park. Deposition of sediments by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes, streams and windblown sand dunes created the rock layers of canyon country. Igneous activity formed the high mountains that rise like cool blue islands from the desert below.

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Reviewed by
applejuice

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 18, 2015
Rated 5.0

We spent a night in June 2014 at the RV park with a 25 ft class C. The views right from the camp site were stunning! We saw lots of cactus in bloom and some wildlife. The sites were clean and roomy, would come back if we'll have the chance! Visitor Center is a very nice stop with a large patio overlooking the canyons below. Lots of hiking trail if have time.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MK Sams

  • 9 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is totally worth the drive to get out there. A local recommended this for the sunset, instead of Arches NP, and I am so happy he did. The sunset was incredible, there were only a handful of people there and it was just breathtaking. Must see.

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

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  • 238 Reviews
  • 373 Helpful
July 1, 2014

If you have a few days in the Moab area choose this as a seperate one to your natl park days as you have to pay a different ticket cause its a state park. still really cool just be careful as you're literally on cliff edges right out of the parking lot!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Murray

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 2, 2015
Rated 5.0

Dead Horse Point State Park rivals Grand Canyon less the crowd. You can see the entire place in an hour or spend hours taking in the magnificent beauty. Once done with the park, you can do off-roading at Gemini bridge and other roads in the area, if you have the right vehicle, and enjoy some gorgeous scenery up close. We did it with a minivan and it was very adventurous. Make sure to have adequate time and plenty of water. Coming down to Hwy 191 can get a bit tricky without a 4x4 but obviously doable :-)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Stephen Rees

  • Road Warrior
  • 273 Reviews
  • 228 Helpful
September 26, 2014
Rated 5.0

If you have a couple of days in Moab or just want to see something besides Arches or Canyonlands, definitely check out Dead Horse Point. When I first heard that the view was as stunning as any from the Grand Canyon I scoffed, but for real, this place is astounding. You literally walk out of your car at the visitors center parking lot and step onto the edge of this ginormous precipice overlooking the canyon. But be sure and drive all the way past the visitors center parking lot to the Dead Horse Point as well, which offers some incredible views too.

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Nancy Sewell

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September 11, 2016

Day-use fee: $10 per vehicle up to eight passengers, valid for 3 days, $5 for Utah seniors 62 and older, $5 per motorcycle, $2 pedestrian or cyclist (biking into park)

Commercial day-use fee: $2 per person

Camping fees: Kayenta $30
Yurts: $99 plus tax per night

Camping and yurt fees cover one vehicle. A second vehicle may be added for $13 per night, payable at the park.

Day use fees are not charged to overnight campers.

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cody.carter.334

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  • 0 Helpful
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0

If you have a 4x4 take the shafer trail that begins just past the entrance to canyonlands. It takes you right along the river to deadhorse point and out to moab. It is a very beautiful drive!

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Reviewed by
Donna Hull

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  • 36 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
April 1, 2016
Rated 4.0

The views from the end of the road at Dead Horse Point State Park are astounding. And don't miss the stops and turnouts along the way. I spent hours standing on the rim identifying dirt roads to be explored on another trip.

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James Fisher

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  • 481 Reviews
  • 349 Helpful
February 4, 2016
Rated 4.0

I haven't actually been myself, but I've heard several people say if you want an 'epic' park in the area, this actually trumps Arches, but with far fewer tourist buses. Check it out and see for yourselves!! :)

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Dead Horse Point State Park

End of Utah State Rd 313
Moab, Utah
84532 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
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