Fodor's Expert Review Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice

One of the gems of Utah's state park system, right at the edge of the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands, 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 and museum. The park's Intrepid trail system is 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.

Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice Views Family

Quick Facts

Hwy. 313
Canyonlands National Park, Utah  84532, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20 per vehicle

What’s Nearby

Related Forum Posts


Around the Web