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.