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“Hidden Gem admist the National Parks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park
SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
+1 435-259-2614
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Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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?
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“Hidden Gem admist the National Parks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Dead Horse Point State Park is just as spectacular as neighboring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Although it is a fraction of the size, I now consider it one of the 'must-sees' on any trip I take to Moab. The overlook is best viewed at sunrise, and this can easily be done if you stay in the park campground - and I must say it is one of the nicer campgrounds around! Skip trying to stay at the campground in the next-door neighbor, Canyonlands Island in the Sky - the campground at DHP has running water! (No showers, but nice clean facilities, flush toilets, and easy to cook and wash dishes, etc). Beautiful views from the campsites, AND it is reservable - unlike campsites in Canyonlands. But since they are only a hop, skip, and a jump away from I-Sky, you can still easily pop over and check out Canyonlands.

The hiking in Dead Horse Point is also surprisingly great! Last time I was there we did the hike to the Big Horn overlook. As the park range said - it's 'all rim, all the time' - and is now probably in my top 5 favorite hikes in the Moab area (ranked up there with hikes in the Needles, and to Delicate Arch). The views are great, and the terrain is moderate. We did a 5 mile hike in a few hours. Also - not nearly as many people using these trails! We were there in May and didn't see another hiker!!

Visited May 2012
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“Wonderful Sunset and Sunrise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Best to observe in the late evening or early morning. Photographers will love it. Easy to reach and no long hiking required.

Visited September 2012
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“Showstopper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Of all my canyon pics this is the one that draws the most "wows". It may be a shorter visit but well worth it.

Visited October 2012
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“Dead Horse Point State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Do not think because you are going to visit Arches and Canyonlands NP you can skip this one!
The view is breathtaking. I went here before I saw the Grand Canyon and I must say that I was at least as impressed with this one as the grand canyon itself. Of course the scale of this park is much smaller but I would certainly recommend visiting this one as well. You can easily combine this state park with a visit to the island in the sky district of canyonlands. We also walked around a little bit on the trail that runs parallel to the main road on the east side which was nice too. According to the map you get, there is a lot of opportunity for walking so you don't have to stick to the viewpoint only.

Visited September 2012
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“Dead Horse Point State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Wow what a surprise I loved this place. I really could have just hung out here for hours and hours enjoying the view and serenity of it all . Give your family a few hours when you go here and when in Moab You really Have to go here

Visited August 2012
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