Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Accessible to vehicles, hikers, and the disabled, this spot offers a beautiful overlook of the Colorado River.
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida18,030 contributions
    Best Place to See the Island in the Sky
    The park and overlook are not in Canyonlands National Park. However, much that you see in the incredible view from this overlook across the Colorado River is the Island in the Sky. A couple of people in our group visited the overlook for sunrise on our last morning in Moab before leaving for Capitol Reef NP. It was beautiful to see the colors change on a frosty morning that was clear of clouds but draped in some fog. While I know there is so much said about seeing sunrise from Mesa Arch, let me say that seeing it at Dead Horse Point is incredible. Please see the pictures but even they do not come close to accurately reflecting it. You simply have to see it. All in all this is the best place to see the Island in the Sky and perhaps the best view of the Colorado River Canyon. The view is as impressive and amazing as anything you will see at the Grand Canyon.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2023
  • DLP
    New Jersey1,928 contributions
    Not a National Park, but it sure does come close
    It is not a National Park, but the views are just as spectacular. The canyons, the colors and the views make this well worth a visit. The crowds are much less than the nearby state parks making everything much more easily accessible and enjoyable.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Radiohutch
    Safety Harbor, Florida1,945 contributions
    The view of the bend in the Colorado River at Dead Horse Point is iconic!
    I am a photographer who has photographed most of the Utah Parks. My 1st experience at Dead Horse Point was amazing. It is on a compact 3 mile paved road. The park is easy to navigate and the views are breathtaking. The viewpoints are just a short walk off of the paved road. The view of the bend in the Colorado River is iconic. And the views over the potash ponds are great too. There are plenty of hiking trails too, but we didn’t walk more than about 1/2 mile and saw plenty. There is a $20 charge per car to enter the Park. I highly recommend it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
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Radiohutch
Safety Harbor, FL1,945 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
I am a photographer who has photographed most of the Utah Parks. My 1st experience at Dead Horse Point was amazing. It is on a compact 3 mile paved road. The park is easy to navigate and the views are breathtaking. The viewpoints are just a short walk off of the paved road. The view of the bend in the Colorado River is iconic. And the views over the potash ponds are great too. There are plenty of hiking trails too, but we didn’t walk more than about 1/2 mile and saw plenty. There is a $20 charge per car to enter the Park. I highly recommend it.
Written September 29, 2023
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DLP
New Jersey1,928 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
It is not a National Park, but the views are just as spectacular. The canyons, the colors and the views make this well worth a visit. The crowds are much less than the nearby state parks making everything much more easily accessible and enjoyable.
Written July 18, 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,030 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
The park and overlook are not in Canyonlands National Park. However, much that you see in the incredible view from this overlook across the Colorado River is the Island in the Sky. A couple of people in our group visited the overlook for sunrise on our last morning in Moab before leaving for Capitol Reef NP. It was beautiful to see the colors change on a frosty morning that was clear of clouds but draped in some fog. While I know there is so much said about seeing sunrise from Mesa Arch, let me say that seeing it at Dead Horse Point is incredible. Please see the pictures but even they do not come close to accurately reflecting it. You simply have to see it. All in all this is the best place to see the Island in the Sky and perhaps the best view of the Colorado River Canyon. The view is as impressive and amazing as anything you will see at the Grand Canyon.
Written June 5, 2023
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LeRoy S
21 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
Lack of people, easy access to everything. Amazing views, so much to see, wildlife, great trails, on my list to go again.
Written January 9, 2023
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Anthony
New York City, NY867 contributions
Sep. 2022
While its national park neighbors are more famous, this park should not be missed. The main attraction is Dead Horse Point which gives a beautiful expansive view that rivals those of its neighbor Canyonlands. The viewpoint has a covered portion providing shelter from rain or sun, and has a restroom with plumbing.

Aside from Dead Horse Point, there are other areas within the park and a visitor’s center, though we did not have time to check these out. Given this is a state park, national park passes are not accepted here and there is a separate fee to enter.
Written December 18, 2022
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Barry and Nicol... G
Reading, UK1,075 contributions
Jun. 2022
I am not sure why Dead Horse state park is not a national park because its just as stunning. The 1 way round runs to end of the park with truly stunning views. Grab an ice cream and sit on the deck at the visitor centre and take it all in. Well worth the fee.
Written June 25, 2022
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,241 contributions
Nov. 2021
After you leave the Canyonlands National Park, you can go down the road and visit Dead Horse Point State Park and it s amazing views. It only costs 20.00 to see this park and it has some of the best views of the Moab area and take lots of pictures. Really good place to visit.
Written December 3, 2021
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Tricia O
Hilliard, OH338 contributions
Sep. 2021
Charging $20 per car when 2 National Parks are so close was kind of steep although the view from second floor of visitor center was good as was the end point of the drive. Nature trail was underwhelming. Would probably skip next time.
Written October 3, 2021
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pjce717
St. Louis, Mo257 contributions
Aug. 2021
Beautiful panoramic views from paved walkways. Several hiking trails available but the best view is from the look-out point. Good for those with limited ability to walk; wheelchair accessible.
Written September 6, 2021
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Sally K
Ashwaubenon, WI7 contributions
May 2021
Our family visited Dead Horse Point State Park May 2021. It's very easily accessed for any level of hiker. Paved walkways for OUTSTANDING overlooks of the Colorado River and canyons. We all felt it was better than Canyonlands in viewpoints. Shaded areas were nice for a lunch spot. There are not many "hikes" for those looking to w do that, but it's a bikers paradise. Many mountain bike paths are well marked. Plan 2-3 hours max here (if not biking). Relaxing beautiful views!!
Written May 27, 2021
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