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Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

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State Park · Nature / Park
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 Edition.
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  • We weren’t Camping there but just drove in to see the View Point. The Views from there were just incredible...Definitely worth driving/paying to see.  more »
  • Great overlook areas with views of the river and the LaSal mountains. Not shure about the visitor's center hours.  more »
  • If you can, I highly recommend being here for sunrise. There are many places along the rim to get different views and it’s beautiful watching the sun light up the canyon walls. Dress warm!  more »
  • Great ranger programs daily. Awesome views to rival the Grand Canyon. Traffic and parking are so much better. You can drive! No special transport needed. We stayed here for 3 nights, should have done a week. Hot in day cool at night in August. Electric only you should bring your own water. Dump station.
  • Photos are worth a thousand words. Dead Horse point is absolutely beautiful. These photos were taken during sunset, during the Fourth of July weekend. Wear some bug spray and bring your camera! Do some yoga, meditate, propose to someone, have a picnic. This is the best place to be and to enjoy Mother Nature!
  • We were completely blown away by the views of the imposing canyons, rock formations, the distant mountains, deep craters created by the Colorado and Green Rivers, the most gorgeous sunset and then the amazing night sky including the Milky Way. Even the bathrooms were super clean and reminded us of 4-star hotel bathrooms. We spent a good three hours at the park after having arrived just before sunset. Highly recommend spending more time at this park with an interesting name.
  • This has a small campground feel with a GRAND BEAUTY for those who are lucky enough to reserve their spot in time! The sunsets & sunrises can only be compared to that of the Gran Canyon in our family’s option-but NO CROWDS!!!! The trails are GREAT too! Run? Bike? Or enjoy hiking? This place is for you!
  • Incredible vistas, especially if you're mobility challenged, wheelchair bound or otherwise. Paved cement trails, to stunning overlooks, all easy to walk to and very close to your vehicle. Costs $20 a car, and National Park passes don't count as it's a State Park, so if you've done Canyonlands and it wasn't your thing, don't spend the money because it's similar views to what you'd have already seen.

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