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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Very simple drive. One road to the point and it is gorgeous. Well worth it. And you can go to the canyonlands immediately . They are basically both off of route 313

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I've seen a lot of beautiful scenery, but this just about takes the cake. Beautiful park above the gorge and the Colorado River. I wish we had more time to do some hiking, but we weren't expecting to be so awed. I don't think the hiking here would be as cool as it was in Arches National Park, but the... More

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning exploring this park. It was amazing. Breathtaking views. Easy to navigate. Not too crowded. If you're in the area, don't miss it!!

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Heber City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There's really only one attraction in the park--the point overlooking the canyon bend in the Colorado river. But it is well worth it. You'll recognize it from pictures once you get there. There are also some good hilking trails around the point.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice views of the Potash/Shafer rd and the canyon. There are several overlooks and you can hike along the rim.

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Avon, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It is a drive from Moab. It allows you a different view of the colorado river. Horseshoe bend in Page, Arizona has a more photographic and beautiful view of the colorado river.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Kudos to Utah for providing a place where visitors could buy a cold bottle of water (or a soda or even a latte) and a sandwich, and for building in a shady spot at the main viewpoint (it was cool the day we visited in April 2014, but summer temps can be seriously hot in the sun). The nearby national... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

One of the more organised areas around Moab, it has a great visitors centre and walking track along the point. The views down to the river are amazing, giving you a preview for the sights to come in Canyonlands. It was a $10 entry, something you pay for each park that you enter, but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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