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

Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

(4.7/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Dead Horse Point State Park and other attractions in Moab, use our Moab trip itinerary maker.
Create a full Moab itinerary
map

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.

Plans in Moab by other users

2 days in Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in Western US BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Arches National Park & Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, teens, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Western US BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Salt Lake City, Moab & Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The views are gorgeous. The sunrise is awesome. We found it is best earlier in the morning for viewing because later in the day it can tend to be hazy. Also bring a jacket (even in summer) because it ...  more »
  • We visited Dead Horse Park late in the day after hiking in Canyon lands. We did the Full Moon hike together with 20 more people. It was beautiful and very informative, 
  • This is also a good place for that beginner / advanced beginner mountain biker. Still a few places you have to (well I had to) walk my bike up or down, all in all a great ride. Loops of 3-6-9 miles. H...  more »
Google
  • This place is pristine and relatively untouched. It's getting known though. The views are to die for. The mountain biking is fun. Camping area is nice and clean, with great bathrooms. The visitor center is one of the nicest I've been to. This is an impressive state-run park. Book campsites early. There's not many and they fill up especially during high season.
  • Worth the money? We stopped here late one afternoon on our way out of Canyonlands National Park on the recommendation of another traveler we met earlier in the week. There is a separate entrance fee from the National Parks because it's a state park. The claim to fame is the overlook at a bend of the Colorado river. The scenery is pretty, dramatic and you can clearly see the river as it bends through the landscape. If this is the first scene you see of the Canyonlands, you would appreciate it. After visiting the National Park, and seeing the Green River / Grand viewpoints, it seems the same. The visitor center looks like it's seen better days. The exhibits looks like it needs significant updating and repair.
  • Sweeping vistas, awesome views of the Colorado. Lots of areas to enjoy quiet moments with a good book and incredible sights. The campground is great, and super clean. The visitors center is very inviting with a place that sells coffee that you can enjoy while admiring the view.
  • When looking for things to see around Moab, this one popped up. It is on the way to Canyonlands NP (Island in the Sky entrance). Even the trip in is amazing. Inside the park, one has several opportunities to stop and look into the canyon below. Each one offers a breathtaking view. Dead Horse Point is the most spectacular. You are 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, and the canyon seems endless. There are opportunities for hiking, biking, and camping. We were there in mid-October and the traffic was modest. There were lots of folks cycling the roads, which seems like an ideal way to see it. Just be careful. This park, as well as others in the area, offer lots of good information, among other things, about the fragility of the environment. Please heed this. Overall, this is a well worth the time.
  • Breath-taking views available to both mountain bikers and hikers. The trails are well-maintained. It's size lends itself to a quality half-day trip if you're on a time budget. Lots of history here, make sure your camera/phone is charged up. Enjoy!