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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 51 Attractions in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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DeForest WI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

worth the drive from Moab- The scenery is spectacular at Dead Horse Point viewpoint - can't beat it!

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calgary, alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This park is much quieter than Canyonlands with almost the same views. The rangers are available to answer questions at the visitor center and maps are available for viewing. We rode the bike trails that are there and quite enjoyed the stops along the way to view "the Great Pyramid" and the canyon below. The trails are not difficult and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The trails here are a lot of fun and you get some great views but the highlight is sundown and all the great views of the goose necks in the Colorado River. Bring sunscreen, water, food and good hiking shoes.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The state charges an extra $10 for you to drive into the area, but it is worth the view. As you will find out if you visit.

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Northwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A small State Park with a visitor centre. Views at least as spectacular as nearby Canyonland. Well recommended if you are in the area.

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Jersey city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If someone doesn't tell you about it, you will probably pass it up. Don't - it's beautiful. What a view and a marvelous place for a picnic or camping.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We hiked from the visitors center along the East Rim to the point. It was the best hike ever. I loved the trails after the paved path. Really couldn't stop thinking "ooh and ahh" when looking out over the canyon.

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Ipswich, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You don't need to hike miles to see this. Which was a welcome relief to me having spent time in the wonderful arches national park the previous day. Actually I preferred this to the arches national park, not as busy.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The great thing about Dead Horse Point State Park is the very limited physical exertion required to view the magnificent scenery. Standing on Dead Horse Point, one can easily see why this view if one of the most photographed in the world. From this point, you are overwhelmed with the immenseness of the area. Breath taking.

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Asker, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

rent a 4x4 high clearance and see it from the off-road track from Canyonlands National Park instead, it's just not worth visiting, unless you're there to ride your bicycle, then it's a really great park. the dead horse point, or what I believe it to be anyway looks something like the horseshoe bend, but different, and the view from the... More

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