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Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

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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.
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  • Like Island in the Sky dead horse state park is a bit of a drive gives amazing views across the canyons etc. and you can’t omit it if you’re in the area. We visited on a cloudy day towards dusk and we...  more »
  • Upon arriving to the point there were some fantastic views. Started out on the trail along the rim and had difficulties finding the trail. I'm new to hiking and although I knew about cairns and still ...  more »
  • One of the best overlooks for viewing the green River canyon - a favorite spot for photographers as morning light is the best with puffy clouds to enhance the sky. A vista not to miss.  more »
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  • Amazing views. Short scenic hikes. Great for sunrise and sunset. The campground is very nice. There are shelters and flat areas for tents. I am going to try out their yurts next time. I have also heard good things about the mountain bike trails. Get an annual pass and come back multiple times!!!
  • Awesome place to bring pets and still have a scenic trip in Moab. The hike is fairly easy with really no incline or decline. Be sure to bring water... still the desert. The East rim has a great view of the mountains while the West rim has a fantastic view of the Colorado river. Would recommend doing both sides to get the full experience. You are able to drive as well.
  • This is some of the best intermediate mountain bike terrain with incredible scenery. If your coming for just the overlook, it's worth it. The pictures don't capture how open it is. Amazing
  • Had a great time at Dead Horse State Park. The trails were well marked and maintained. We loved it because either was dog friendly and we didn't have to leave our little girl in the car or at a kennel like we would've at Arches National Park or Canyonlands. Didn't wind up staying in the campground like we wanted because we arrived around 3 p.m. but it wasn't terribly surprising with it being a holiday weekend. I suggest arriving before noon during the off season to get a campsite in the park.
  • Dead Horse Point is a nice quick visit. They have a nice bathroom and a large pavilion for inclement weather with places to sit down. Then there is the viewing point and a well maintained walking trail along the rim. Views are excellent especially for sunrise.

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