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Moab and Southeastern Utah Sights

Dead Horse Point State Park

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Updated 04/24/2014

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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.

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Sight Information


34 miles west from Moab at end of Rte. 313, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, 84535, United States


435-259–2614; 800-322–3770-campground reservations; 435-259–2614; 800-322–3770-Camping Reservations

Sight Details:

  • $10 per vehicle
  • Park daily 6 am–10 pm; visitor center Mar.–Oct., daily 8–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–5

Updated 04/24/2014


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