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Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park Review

One of the gems of Utah's state park system, this nature preserve overlooks a sweeping oxbow of the Colorado River, some 2,000 feet below. Dead Horse Point itself is a small peninsula connected to the main mesa by a narrow neck of land. As the story goes, cowboys used to drive wild mustangs onto the point and pen them there with a brush fence. Some were forgotten and left to perish. There's a modern visitor center and museum as well as a 21-site campground with drinking water. Be sure to walk the 4-mile rim trail loop and drive to the park's eponymous point if it's a nice day.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 34 miles west from Moab at end of Rte. 313, Canyonlands National Park, UT, 84535 | Map It
  • Phone: 435/259–2614; 800/322–3770
  • Cost: $10 per vehicle
  • Hours: Park daily 6 am–10 pm; visitor center Mar.–Oct., daily 8–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–5
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  • Location: Moab
Updated: 04-24-2014

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