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Dead Horse Point State Park

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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You need to get off the beaten path and check out the back roads but you better have four-wheel drive....lol

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sixpack104
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view from the end of the road was spectacular, but honestly we preferred looking at The Neck, the place where the top of the cliff where the road is narrowed to about 30-40 feet before sloping away to steep dropoffs. Being able to drive...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KendianaJones
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the big 5 Utah national parks on our spring break, along with several state parks. This place is gorgeous. Tied for my favorite stop along with Arches.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s easy to skip this as it’s wedged between Canyonlands and Arches NP’s, but don’t do it. It has great vistas that, despite it’s proximity to Canyonlands, are quite different from the NP. If you like hiking you can take a 4 mile hike that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 19Paulbagpipe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for sunsets. A $20 entrance fee but worth it. A nice trail to walk around and view this amazing area a mini Grand Canyon. A visitor center, camping and a cafe in the park. Would recommend

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from Dead Horse Point are awesome. It's not as crowded as Arches or Canyonlands, but the legend behind Dead Horse is sobering. Apparently, a herd of wild mustangs freely roamed atop one of the mesas. A group of cowboys rounded them up, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank DonnaB2322
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this State Park. Visitors center and the observation decks were clean and well maintained. Gives you a great view into Canyonlands National Park.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank CLL1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the $20 admission (since it's a Utah State Park instead of a National Park, the NP Annual Pass isn't accepted)! We went for sunset (arrived about an hour early) and it was beautiful!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank GenevieveRI
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from Dead Horse Point in the park is awesome and amazing. There are many hiking and mountain biking trails. Not very crowded--very very quiet. Would not miss this park if in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank hunky7981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this state park. Entrance fee was $20 for a car, good for 3 days. The park is rather narrow, did not stay at the campgrounds, but the history in interesting and the hikes are easy with good views. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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mmnewsom
July 6, 2019|
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Response from GenevieveRI | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, the visitor center was about a mile from the entrance booth (closed when we arrived for sunset but you could still use bathrooms - plus there's a coffee shop there)and the lookout area wasn't that... More
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Lisa C
April 23, 2019|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Shady Acres RV also,and we loved it. You can fill there for a fee. I think it was $5.00
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April 21, 2019|
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Response from Duramyjl | Reviewed this property |
WE used Adrift adventure tour and had a great tour of canyon lands park including the famous place where Thelma andLouise last scene was shot . We also visited the museum at red cliff lodge where it was interesting to watch... More
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