Trip Planner:   USA  /  Utah  /  Moab  /  Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

4.8
Imposing cliffs, geological formations, and rugged mesas define Dead Horse Point State Park. In the days of westward expansion, cowboys kept wild mustangs atop the point because it served as a natural corral. Featuring an outcropping of red rock rising 610 m (2,000 ft) above the Colorado River, the park offers more than 2,100 hectares (5,300 acres) that you can explore on foot or by bike. Bike trails cover 27 km (17 mi) along and through the canyons. Several paved footpaths offer hiking options. Keep in mind that the area's elevation of nearly 1,800 m (5,900 ft) can cause you to tire more easily than at a lower altitude. Dead Horse Point State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Moab Edition.
Create an itinerary including Dead Horse Point State Park
map
Dead Horse Point State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,213 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I have only one regret about our visit to Dead Horse Point — why didn’t I bring my sketch pad. The point itself was a short drive from the excellent visitors center. It was fenced in with a stone fenc...  more »
  • the park itself I think has a variety of activities by bike or on foot, for those on the road and have the time counted, it's coming down the road and look out on the breathtaking panorama that is very similar to the horseshoe band that you see in page but lower and much broader, deserves to see him at sunset, I mean if you have half an hour from the journey been through here worth it!!
    View original
  • One of the most beautiful places I've been! Open to visitors in a short time but that leaves you breathless. Recommendations the visit.
    View original
Google
  • We stopped on the way to Canyonsland and it was absolutely worth it! We have been to many other parks but this one stays in my memory without fading over time. The views are amazing. As the big flat rocks that you can easily climb on and sit/lie down to enjoy the views.
  • So. Beautiful!! $15 entry fee and no pups allowed. Must see if you are in the area. Better pictures in the morning or mid-day because you won't have a shadow. They have a coffee shop at the first overlook if you are in need :)
  • This park is beautiful. I mountain biked a loop around the rim to some different overlooks and it was awesome! It was an easy ride and would be an easy hike with great scenery.
  • Beautiful! Don't miss it. We went to 5 amazing National Parks but I'm glad that we also stopped at a few of Utah's outstanding State Parks. The view is worth the price of admission. Nice store and plenty of parking. Don't drive past it on your way to Canyonlands National Park! This park is on the way so add it to your plans.
  • The view from Dead Horse Point State Park was absolutely amazing! It's probably one of the most unbelievable places I've ever been. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to take my family back again.

Plan your trip to Moab

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Moab

For affordable accommodations away from tourist crowds, stay outside Moab's busy downtown. Many inns in this area offer free shuttle services to the central part of town, allowing you quick and easy access to Moab's finest shops and restaurants. If you do not plan to spend much time in your room, consider staying at a budget-friendly motel or hostel. For the ultimate in outdoorsy options, campgrounds inside the area's national parks make up what they lack in modern amenities with their panoramic views of the red desert.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Moab by other users

6 days in Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Nevada, California & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Moab & Zion National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Western US BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Western US BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Western US BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans