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Dead Horse Point State Park

SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
+1 435-259-2614
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Ranked #8 of 48 attractions in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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... more » 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? « less
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northern CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were there last week. The view from the point is truly amazing. In my opinion, the view exceeds that of the SR Grand Canyon. The Colorado River is much more up front and personal. A must stop on the way out from Canyonlands NP.

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Vian Ok
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was a good park for those who are not up to big hikes. There were ample scenic overlooks which required little or no hiking. We hiked the Meander overlook to the Shafer Canyon Overlook to the Rim Overlook and Back. The hike was to the light to moderate difficult level. This is a nice, well maintained State Park and... More

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Denver
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This state park is worth the drive and also the fee to get in. We didn't have time to do a lot of hiking here and although we did see some trails, I don't think there are a lot of them. . The views that this park offers if worth the trip. We saw quite a few photographers setting up... More

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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you are planning a trip to Moab, you need to include some time for Dead Horse Point State Park. The trails allow you to see some amazingly beautiful views. We had perfect weather and clear skies for most of the day. The paths are well marked and easy to follow. It wasn't as busy as expected so we were... More

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Graham, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Not much to see but if you are in the area it is worth going to I am glad that we got it checked off our park list

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and good to photograph. Interesting history of the area. Worth the drive to see this. Take plenty of water on a hot day.

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

And the alternative is two honey pots for the entire campground. We arrived on Friday afternoon and it was obvious the honey pot closest to us had not been serviced in several days. Granted there were plenty of motorhomes, self contained so those campers were not using the facilities, but there were plenty of us sharing. The restrooms down by... More

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Manitou Springs CO
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a great place to take sunrise pictures. Not crowded like Mesa Arch. Never get tired of that view.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We almost skipped this park on our travels. I am SO glad we didn't it's a real beauty, despite the sad story behind its name. DON"T SKIP THIS PARK

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Someone at a photo shop in Moab recommended seeing the State Park first and I'm glad we did. The overlook on to the Dead Horse Point is absolutely spectacular. The view from almost every overlook is spectacular. Go here before heading on to Canyonlands National Park.

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