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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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Springfield, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We drove out to Dead Horse State Park one evening because we heard it was the place to go for views and were not disappointed. The surrounding thunderstorms were cool to watch. And as an extra bonus, the brass section of the Utah Symphony was playing rigt at the main area overlooking the canyons. But, parents of teens beware... My... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Everybody goes to Dead Horse, probably because of Thelma and Louise (what an ugly movie!) It’s between Arches and Canyonlands so if you are in the area, you cannot miss it. Both sunset and sunrise are good. The drive around is all paved road. It’s a state park, so national park passes won’t work, it’s $10 per car. The Visitor... More

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Small State park but what an impressive view! It is located near the entrance of canyonlands and certainly deserves a visit. You have a great view of the canyon and the river collarado.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is "only" a state park and a bit of a drive off the main road (191), but oh is it worth it. The views will make your jaw drop and the best time (I think) is late afternoon. It seems that there are some short hikes and mountain biking trails and such, but this park is all about the... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You always think that Thelma & Louise scrach his car in the Grand Canyon and you're wrong. The location is DeadHorse Point just a few miles north of Moab. Don't miss the visit.

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Arkansas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had not heard of the place before, a friend recommended stopping in here, boy was he right, the views from here are just out of this world, up there with the grand canyon as far as I am concerned you can see the curves of the river and the view from the end point is just our of this world,... More

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well worth the $10 fee. Went back 3 times to see it at different sun angles. The drive to it is nice and Canyonlands and Arches are not far away.

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Richmond, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The views here are spectacular. The trails are easy to navigate. Plenty of places to explorer. My kids spent a ton of time chasing lizards. Did I mention the incredible views?

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Amazing views from visitor centre and the short drive out to the point lookout. Totally worth the $10 park fee even if you don't have time for hiking.

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Woodstock, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Dead Horse Point State Park offers its visitors fantastic views of the Colorado River and many of its the branching canyons of the desert environment. Plan to spend a couple hours here just silently meditating on the glories of this section of the USA. The view from Dead Horse Point is, I believe, one of the most beautiful places... More

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