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Dead Horse Point State Park

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Address: SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-259-2614
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From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in...

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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Great view of a large meander of the Colorado river

Lovely view of the colorado river (which means you can avoid the Grand view walk in Canyonland). In canyonlands you cannot drive the White rim road in winter (closed) which would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely view of the colorado river (which means you can avoid the Grand view walk in Canyonland). In canyonlands you cannot drive the White rim road in winter (closed) which would give you a better view. I would love to do this track at some time. This is a State park and does not accept the annual NP card -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Moab many times in 35 years and this was my first visit to the Dead Horse area. It's 25 miles from downtown Moab on excellent roads and a great bicycle path. I went there especially to get some sunset photos and was rewarded. The scene off the trails in each direction was spectacular. I'll return again often.

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Thank SteveParker116
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started out tour to Moab's area park in Dead horse Point and it was a great experience not just arriving in there but since you start to read about the place and all the way on the road up to the point. You must be there to enjoy it. Photos pays great tribute to what you see there, but... More 

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Thank Joaquin S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular views worth driving for. A local in Moab recommended we go there as it's their favourite place. I certainly could see why. It is an accumulation of all the different views you see

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Thank Kate B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A long-ish drive out of Moab but worth it, combined it with a trip to Island in the Sky. Out visit was in January, pretty much nobody else there. We didn't have time to do any of the trails but just walked along the rim trail at the end parking lot, there's still plenty to see from there though, photo's... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only park amenity we used was the mountain bike trails, and they were thrilling. A little tough for the ten year old, and the cacti were scary.

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Thank Jen C
SLC, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly dont know what to say. If you're in Moab, I highly recommend going here. Go to dead horse point, and then spend some time hiking around Gemini Bridges.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dead horse point was a tremendous view! Kind of a sad legend for how it was named! We didn't get to spend much time there but we did enjoy the visitors center, very well put together and friendly rangers too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the history of this place is interesting (worth reading up why it's called Dead Horse Point...), the views are incredible. It's about 20 minutes drive outside Moab, en route to Canyonlands, and out of the two this is by far the superior park. There's a lovely walk around, although make sure you take plenty of water as there is... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place to take photos, with great stories of the history. Lots of people doing different activities from photos to extreme sports.

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