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Dead Horse Point State Park

Address: SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-259-2614
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Ranked #4 of 35 Attractions in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Winter is a great time to visit this area. It's mild, often sunny and the air smells fresh and spicy. There are few people on the trail around the rim, which is a wonderful easy hike with an awesome few of the canyon and beyond.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Got a wide angle camera and tripod? Bring it, you will need it. The views are insane and it is hard to capture the magnificent size of this place unless that you have something to use as reference. There are no guardrails or anything to keep you from falling, so be careful! We were there during the winter and still... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this place so much, we were engaged there. In fact, we made a donation to the park and they built a bench for us overlooking the view. It's a wonderful place to be at sunset. When the stars come out, it's magical, because there is no light pollution in the area. Stunning. Great visitor's center. Bike paths everywhere.... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an afternoon of hiking in this area with the most incredible views. Its like being on top of the world! The visitor's center staff was very helpful, the restrooms were clean, and the trail was well marked with cairns. We'll come back here for sure.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a great time here. The Park Ranger at the Visitor Center was very nice! We definitely visit again!

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Bristol, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was one of the most beautiful spots I have ever visited. We take a group of teens out west each year and have visited the Grand Canyon and many other National Parks. This would rate up there with any of those. Just incredible.

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Winchester, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This park was not at all crowded. It resembles the Grand Canyon somewhat. The Park is not very big, so it does not take a lot of time to see it. Since it is not far from Moab and Arches National Park, it is an easy visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was December so quite cold out when we were visiting, in fact it started to snow while we were having a look around. The views are spectacular and definitely worth a look. We spent quite some time exploring all the viewpoints and taking pictures but didn't really leave the main viewing area due to the time of year. It... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After flying in to Grand Junction, CO, we picked up the rental car and headed to Moab. Prior to going to the hotel, we stopped off at Dead Horse Point State Park to take in the lookout points. Absolutely stunning landscapes with the winding Colorado River cutting through the canyon below. It made for an excellent first impression of Utah.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Dead Horse State Park was amazing. We loved the time we had up there and there were no crowds in December.

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