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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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It's small, but was usually empty during my visits. Great views from high bluffs to rival Canyonlands farther down the road. More than anything, it's a place to get completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's small, but was usually empty during my visits. Great views from high bluffs to rival Canyonlands farther down the road. More than anything, it's a place to get completely away from everyone else. I especially liked biking the entire Big Chief trail, nine miles of solitude. The big national parks near Moab are all great, but this little state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You have seen it in at least a dozen movies! I first visited this state park in 1962. At that time it was a dirt road leading to this incredibly scenic overview. I have been there at least 7-8 times. In reality it is just a beautiful drive leading to an oft photographed overlook. My most recent visit was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this - well laid out - spectacular views from the paths - well organised and clearly looked after. worth a visit

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

After disappointment in Canyonlands visitor center(s) not being open, was glad that Dead Horse Point State Park was. I thought iti was definitely worth a visit. Not disappointed. Liked better than Canyonlands anyway. Nice visitor center. Helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you only have time for one viewpoint or bike ride, this should be it. Overlooking the entrance of the Grand Canyon, and Shafer Canyon or White Rim Trail. The new Big Chief ride is fun and easy enough for most mountain bikers.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We walked the trail from the visitor center out to Dead horse point. You can see the pot ash from there. Magnificent views and easy hike!!

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Moab, Ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are wonderful views of all types of scenery, from the LaSal Mountains to the River. The canyonlands are spectacular. The Visitor Center has lots of great information as well as hiking trails around it. There are great trails along the rims and a beautiful campground. The Park has recently added three yurts away from the other area in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice view and trails but not sure if its worth the fee unless you are going to spent the whole day there. I was only there for an hour and felt a little ripped off, so plan accordingly. The view is amazing if there are clouds in the sky or at sunset...but not so good on bright sunny days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dead Horse St. Park aka Utah's Grand Canyon is well worth a stop & is basically on your way to Canyonlands. You go 9 miles north of Moab on US 191 & then West on SR313 for 22 miles to the visitor center. Good place to start for info & they have a viewing point & a short hike with... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everywhere around Moab has great views. Deadhorse Point has the best view! Take some time to go see it.

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