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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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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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Missed It Last Time, But Not This Time

We visited Canyonlands National Park just a few years ago. After getting home and doing some online research, we discovered that we had missed visiting Dead Horse Point State... read more

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Canyonlands National Park just a few years ago. After getting home and doing some online research, we discovered that we had missed visiting Dead Horse Point State Park. This time we made sure we would not miss it. AWESOME is the only way to describe DHPSP. The wow factor is completely off scale. If anything, the canyon and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had read about this state park in our guidebook. Wow, the views of the Colorado River Valley were spectacular. The park has a number of viewing areas and pullouts, and the trails are well marked and maintained. Definitely worth a couple of hours on the way to Canyonlands National Park.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This state park is right next to Canyonlands National Park. The view of the Colorado River here is much better, so if that's what you want to see more of (versus the canyons), then come here. There is a $10 entrance fee. The park is very small, with a picnic area at the far end. There are several trails to... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the road to Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park is a must detour. It sits several miles in from the Island In The Sky parkway, and offers spectacular views of the Colorado River and the steep cliffs that abut it. Great hiking trails emanate from the main road, and there are several observation/scenic lookout points.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here after a long drive!!! Unable to see the Hoodoos as it was fogged in, so we pressed on to Moab stopping here on the way It was so so worth the stop Incredible views over the canyon with the Colorado river below such a change form the rocks and heights of Zion

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even if you do not want to do hiking or biking, the view from Dead Horse Point is worth a visit. Expect crowds, particularly if you arrive at the same time as a tour bus. Fortunately there are overlooks a short distance from the main area that offer stunning views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have wanted to visit Dead Horse Point for a long time and was not disappointed. The view is magnificent.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wouldn't recommend driving through it on your own (through the canyon) better use a guided tour. Breathtaking views, amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of Colorado-Green River confluence are! Terrific on Sunny day!! See it on a sunny day. Also saw fox and deeper.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went at sunset by advice from many. Really hard to see the canyon and river at that time of day. We wish we woyld have gotten there earlier when the sun was above the canyon.

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