Moab and Southeastern Utah Sights

Dead Horse Point State Park

  • Hwy. 313 Map It
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the gems of Utah's state park system, 34 miles southwest from Moab, this park 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. There's a modern visitor center with a coffee shop (March–October) and museum. The park's Intrepid Trail System has become popular with mountain bikers and hikers alike. Be sure to walk the 4-mile rim trail loop and drive to the park's eponymous point if it's a nice day.

Sight Information

Address:

Hwy. 313, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, 84532, USA

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Phone:

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

Published 01/19/2016

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