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Address: SR 313, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-259-2614
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Worth a stop

It is not quite as beautiful as Arches or Canyonlands, but it is definitely worth a stop. You turn left about 2-3 miles before Canyonlands. You can do both parks in one day if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Parks in the Area steal the show, but this State Park is also worth a stop, particularly if your not into hiking to get a striking panorama. The entrance fee is $10 and there is a nice rim hiking trail that is sure to please, or just drive to the end of the road to be treated to... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not quite as beautiful as Arches or Canyonlands, but it is definitely worth a stop. You turn left about 2-3 miles before Canyonlands. You can do both parks in one day if you are a casual observer. It is amazing how different all three parks are. Moab is beauty overload!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our bikes here for our first rides in the area. Most of the way we rode along a rim with just incredible and varied vistas. The trail was nice and easy (my wife is game but not into gnarly). The ride was great and we got our first contact with slick rock. Dead Horse Point... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Similar to Canyonlands National Park in some of it's scenery, it is still a unique experience. Since it's a state park, we were able to take the dog and actually hike. We hiked all the way around the park--both the east and west rims. I can't wait to go back again.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have time to go to Canyonlands NP, so visited this beautiful state park instead. You can enjoy parts of Canyonlands from the overlook. Incredible views. Highly recommend!!

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As others have mentioned, there is not a whole lot to do other than enjoy the impressive view at the end of the road. The easy trail near the visitor center was also pretty good. The restrooms were super clean - probably the cleanest I have seen in a public park. I think that alone is worth the 10$ entry... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has some outstanding views as does Arches National Park. The story behind the name is both sad and interesting but you don't know if it's legit but it makes for a good story to tell the kids and friends. You get to see the Colorado Rivers and the Green Rivers at different locations in the park and you're... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The overlook is ver impressive. It is incredibly beautiful. My only complaint would be the fee to get in and then there is nothing else there too see really. It is a very easy (paved) hike around the rim area.

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Forest grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Rim trail and very much enjoyed the ease of hiking as well as the exceptional views. I'd recommend this hike for nearly anyone.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a drive from Moab...maybe 120 miles total. 32 of it is dirt road thru a cow pasture. If its muddy better have 4 wheel drive. Watch for cows as they wonder onto the dirt road frequently. It was 3 of our members favorite hike. Petrogylphs are viewable in 4 locations. Easy hike for the most part. You do... More 

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