Dead Horse Point State Park

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Dead Horse Point State Park

Utah

(435) 259-2614

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Overview

Dead Horse Point is perhaps Utahs most spectacular state park. Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands sculptured pinnacles and buttes. Dead Horse Point is on State Route 313, 18 miles off Highway 191 near Moab. The visitor center, interpretive museum, modern rest rooms, 21-unit campground, sewage disposal station, group camping area, pavilion and large overlook shelter make Dead Horse Point comfortable and informative as well as spectacular. According to legend, cowboys regularly corralled wild mustangs on the Point, then chose the horses they wanted. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst. With that in mind, please note that water is limited. Visitors should fill their recreation vehicle water tanks before coming to the park.

Map of Dead Horse Point (UT)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.470510, -109.739989

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The new Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse Point offers excellent mountain biking for all levels. It is great for beginners and families.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Contact park regarding auto/motorcycle touring possibilities.

  • Camping

    Overnight Camping is available at Kayenta Campground. Group Overnight Camping is also available with a 10 person minimum and a maximum of 30 people and 10 vehicles.

  • Hiking

    Hiking and interpretive trails abound.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Water is limited. Visitors should fill their recreation vehicle water tanks before coming to the park.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • RVing

    Electric hookups for RV's on site.

Directions

Driving

Nine miles northwest of Moab on US 191, then 23 miles southwest on Utah 313 to the end of the highway.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 259-2614

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