Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

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Dead Horse Point State Park

Spectacular Dead Horse State Park is located along highway 191, just 32 miles from Moab, and has breathtaking views of the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountain range.

  • Dead Horse Point State Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Utah.
  • The Intrepid Trail System is a family friendly biking experience.
  • Camp at Kayenta Campground 
  • Enjoy miles of pet friendly hiking trails.
  • The park is only 32 miles from Moab. 


Silhouetted by the evening light, the incredible spires, bluffs, and cliffs of Dead Horse State Park create unforgettable mountain views and a breathtaking beauty that contrast with the hauntingly sad story of how the park got its name. Historically, cowboys gathering herds of mustangs from across the dessert valleys and corralled the horses to pick out riding stock. Whether from neglect or chance, a closed gate trapped a herd of horses, and they died of thirst just 2,000 feet from the Colorado River. Beautiful Dead Horse Point State Park is their 5,362 acre memorial.

Location & Information

Deadhorse Point State Park is 32 miles from Moab. Drive 9 miles northwest of Moab on Utah 191, then turn and drive 23 miles southwest on SR313. The park is open year round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m daily, but the Visitor's Center hours vary. The day use fee per-vehicle is required (maximum of 8 people). For more information, contact the visitor's center at 435-259-2614.

Bike the Intrepid Trail System

Biking in the park is a great family activity-fun for beginner as well as seasoned bikers. Enjoy views of Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River from the single track and slickrock biking trails. Call the visitor's center for trail conditions at 435-259-2614. Trailhead: North end of the parking lot at Dead Horse Point Visitor's Center.

  • Easy to moderate-Big Chief being the most challenging
  • Season: Best fall, winter, and spring-avoid mid day heat in the summer.
  • Distance: Intrepid Loop 1.1 miles, Pyramid Loop 4.2 miles, Big Chief Loop 9 miles

Camping an Kayenta Campground

Dead Horse Point has one maintained campground with 21 camp sites. A per-vehicle fee applies and visitor's can call 800-322-3770 or make reservations online.

  • Electric hookups
  • Sheltered Picnic Areas
  • Tent Pads
  • Grills
  • Toilets

Note: Dead Horse Point State Park has miles of pet friendly hiking trails, including the Intrepid Trail System.

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Sunset Point

Breathtaking overlook on the rim of Bryce Canyon.