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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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Description: 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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Worth the Drive

If you are already in Moab you really should take the extra time to drive out to this amazing location. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine the experience to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are already in Moab you really should take the extra time to drive out to this amazing location. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine the experience to be similar. Looking out over the scenery was breathtaking. I've since been back 3 times to take friends and family and every time it has the same... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were in Utah for Arches and Canyonlands hiking, but I'm so glad we found the time to stop here. It's simply stunning. If we had more time (and had organized a little), this would have been a great place to bring a lunch and just hang out for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love going here for sunset and sitting on the rocks and taking in the beautiful scenery and the energy that the canyon provides. Great place to enjoy a family picnic as there are spaces with great picnic table access.

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Bellevue, Washington
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unlike the other Canyons, you can reach and view Dead Horse Point relatively "quickly" in that there is really only one main area to drive up to and see the amazing site. It's a wonderful place to see a sun set especially if you do not want to hike as much.

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Despite the name, this is one of the most beautiful parks in Moab. The story is sad but it is what it is. We have visited this park twice now and would probably go back if we return to Moab.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful sight that warrants getting up very early to see the sunrise. The park is stunning and the early morning calm is spectacular especially since there are only a few people there to appreciate the gorgeous photo ops at that time of day. The colors and texture of the park are very distinct at dawn. Do bring some coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for anyone in the area. You should also visit the vendors that might be out selling handmade goods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Loved hiking this park and it was one that the hotel recommended that we could do on our own. It was a long one about 5 miles but so well worth it. There is something for everyone on this hike. Truly a thrill.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Dead Horse Point is stunning and definitely worth a visit. It is right next to Canyonlands N.P. and easy to access. There is a convenient coffee stand by the visitors center that sells sandwiches, bagels and other snacks. We were happy to have a place to eat as there are no food options in Canyonlands or on the road between... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I heard the views compared to the Grand Canyon and was not disappointed (other than the mining operation and roads at the bottom). Beautiful setting, great views and nice visitor center.

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