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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 50 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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Avondale, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

At $25 per night I thought the camping fee was a little high but it was worth it, especially after seeing the camping at Arches and Canyonlands. Clean restrooms and ramadas with shelving here at Dead Horse Point. I could definitely return. The trade off of course is a thirty minute ride to Moab or Arches. Wonderful park. The viewpoints... More

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NYC
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Gotta say, this Utah State Park knows how to do it. There are lots of guard rails to keep you from falling to your death 2000 feet below, and REAL bathrooms. Like with running water in them as opposed to glamorized holes in the ground (like at the National Parks). Really impressed on how good the facilities are there. And... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really only one thing to do here and that is take in the view. What a view, I've been to the Grand Canyon and that was epic but the view from here is just crazy!

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Beloit, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Place!!! The Canyons are just amazing to look at. Nice little visitors center. Great paved trails and safe places to look at the canyons. Had small children with us and they could see the canyons and were safe on the trails.. We had a picnic by the visitors center. Really nice covered picnic tables.. The kids loved... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Most of this park are hiking trails but the final outlook is gorgeous and you can see the potash lakes.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We drove to Dead Horse Point State Park from our cottage at Sunflower Hill in September, 2013. What an awesome view of the Colorado River, but what a sad tale of the horses who died there! Absolutely a must see when travelling in this area! Well maintained facilities.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We mountain iced in this park. The trails are fun and just tricky enough to keep you on yur toes! The overlook to Canyonlands park is fabulous!

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Townsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was well worth making the detour to the Dead Horse Point State Park on our way to Canyonlands. This State Park has an excellent visitors' centre, and a paved nature trail that offers excellent views of the spectacular cliff faces as well as panoramic views of Canyonlands in the distance. Viewpoints at the top offer the best views of... More

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Vienna, West Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were recommended this park by our B&B host, according to the amount of time we had. My husband and I have travelled many national parks and were impressed by this state park. It reminded us of Grand Canyon, but on mini scale. We were there to witness the beautiful sunset . Only thing some trails were not properly stated.... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had never heard of this state park and it was recommended by an associate at the the river inn terrace. We took his advice and stopped it was beautiful and you could see Colorado from Utal pretty cool.

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