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Dead Horse Point

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Description: Accessible to vehicles, hikers, and the disabled, this spot offers a beautiful overlook of the Colorado River.
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is worth a quick visit if you are staying the the Moab area. As stated before this is a state park. There is drive along the park with lots of different views. We spent there about an hour. We went late in the afternoon and the crowds were small. Watch out for wildlife as you drive in and out... More

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is not in Canyonlands, but it is close, in a Utah State Park. What that means is you have today another $10 per car to get in. But it is well worth the cost to see this spectacular view of the river on a promontory that offers you a view that does not reach 270 degrees but gets close.... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Favorite part of Canyonlands for sure! The river bend is just stunning and well worth the drive. We got there just as the sun was setting and loved the colors and beautiful views that it had. Bring a camera for sure! You won't want to miss the chance to capture this!

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Wilmington, N.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Along w/Arches, this is a place that everyone should put on their Bucket List ... to see. It is amazing. Many movies used this as a backdrop since the landscape is unique. Bring a decent digital camera (not just your phone), and hopefully have a wide-angle lens. Best in the early morning or late in the day because of the... More

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Dead Horse Point is a bit out of Moab but definitely worth the 30-minute drive to get there. We went in the late afternoon (when it was cooler) to see the Colorado River and watch the sunset. Great viewing areas and places to see what Utah is all about from all sides.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just a day after astonishing Hike in Canyonlands, in the needles. We did the loop (East + West Rim) by foot, but it's just a dirt road from one view point with a parking lot to another. The views were great, but the hike didn't add challenge or the reward of having a view you couldn't have if you just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I loved the view and the hike. You can take the east rim hike which connects to the west rim hike for 4 miles total. There were little lizards and cactus blooms all around the trail. We all liked the east rim hike better than the west. We hiked for fun, but you can drive just as easily. I had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Dead horse state park has amazing views that rivals the grand canyon. The cowboy and horse story was very interesting. Nice vistors center and picnicking areas. Definitely will be visiting here again.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There are two exceptional places to watch a sunrise at Canyonlands. One is Mesa Arch, the other is Dead Horse Point. As you can see from the attached photo I grabbed early morning...it's a spectacular view. The drive from Moab is about 40 minutes. Leave early and plan to arrive about 30 minutes before sunrise. The early twilight is something... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have to say that I like Dead Horse Park better than Canyonlands for hiking and photos. We hiked Canyonlands Park the day before starting at sunrise at Mesa Arch. Maybe it was lack of caffeine and cloudy skies but the hikes seemed uninteresting. Dead Horse Park -really unfortunate name -like a testament to mans' inhumanity to horse - made... More

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