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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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Wonderful - so worth a visit

Really lovely state park! Recommended to me by a ranger in Capitol Reef, I'm so glad I spent the morning there! Very nice, helpful ranger in the visitor centre. Lovely low key... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Really lovely state park! Recommended to me by a ranger in Capitol Reef, I'm so glad I spent the morning there! Very nice, helpful ranger in the visitor centre. Lovely low key hike with amazing views before going to Dead Horse Point itself. The visitor centre has a great museum and is very informative. Please make the effort to go!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a very nice ride in and out and calm and peaceful. No hikes, just get out and look! wonderful view and history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently went on the Full Moon Hike at Dead Horse Point. It took a long time to get there because when going north on the highway you pass it but there is no access. You have to go to Moab and then go out and about 25-30 mils back down to it from the back way. Although the drive... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to see the sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park. AWESOME! There is parking at the lookout point over looking a river canyon, very impressive. The sunset was beautiful and the lighting for pictures was excellent. Well worth the trip from the busy nature of the more popular national parks. One positive note was that the Utah State parks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove into Dead Horse Point State Park on the way back to Moab from Island in the Sky, Canyonlands. Even after a great day seeing Canyonlands, it was worth the slight detour to check out the views along the rim at Dead Horse Point.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a quick stop at the park with our 3 kids, ages 11, 9, and 5. This is a beautiful park with a chilling story behind the name. It is a must see on the way to Canyonlands National Park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a 21 day road trip from Glacier to Grand Canyon. This was some of the most spectacular views yet. Like the park, very simple and easy to navigate. Be aware that your annual NP pass will not get you in as it is a state park. Very reasonable at $10 for 3 days. For us that came out to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove in here having been told it was great, and it was. However, given what we saw in Canyonlands right after Dead Horse, it was all fairly similar, with Canyonlands being more expansive. The walkways along the canyon are great for lots of different views Nice paths and sun shelters.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was a quick stop on our 20 park tour we put together. A couple of pictures and a stamp in the passport made this a cute stop on the way.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't have time to see both Canyonlands and Dead Horse so we chose Dead Horse. You can see for miles, the views are spectacular!

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