Dead Horse Point State Park

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Moab, UT 84532- Map It
(435) 259-2614

AAA Editor Notes

Dead Horse Point State Park is 9 mi. n. via US 191, then about 23 mi. s.w. on SR 313. A band of wild mustangs was once herded into a natural corral created by cliffs and rock formations and inadvertently left to die of thirst in view of the Colorado River—hence the legend of Dead Horse Point. The point provides a striking panorama of the pinnacles, buttes and sandstone cliffs of the Colorado River canyon and the meandering river 2,000 feet below. The sun and changing weather conditions produce a range of colors on these cliffs. The park offers camping, hiking, mountain biking and a visitor center. Pets on leash are allowed. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$10 (per private vehicle, maximum eight people). Camping $25.
Hours: Park open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Visitor center open daily 8-6, mid-Mar. to mid-Oct.; 9-5, rest of year. Visitor center closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.