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Dead Horse Point State Park

Contact Info
Utah 313
PO Box 609
Moab, Utah 84532

Information:
435-259-2614
Camping:
800-322-3770
Basics
Location:
At the end of Hwy. 313 about 30 miles southwest of Moab
Type:
State Parks
Elevation:
5,900 feet feet
Price:
$7 day use

Description

Dead Horse Point State Park is a small park with an absolutely outstanding view out over the Colorado River canyon and into Canyonlands National Park.

The park sits atop a narrow peninsula 2,000 feet above the Colorado River. At the end of the peninsula are breathtaking 270 degree views of the red-orange canyons of Canyonlands National Park and surrounding areas. It is definitely worth a stop if you're visiting the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands.

The name of the park comes from the legend that cowboys once chased wild horses onto the peninsula and fenced off the narrow 30 yard neck to create a large corral. They selected the best of the herd for use and left the rest. Horses left in the corral when the cowboys left were unable to find their way out and died en masse, leaving just their bleached bones as a reminder. (Whether the cowboys remembered (or bothered) to take down the fence is unclear.)

Hours + Fees

Hours:
Monday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Season:
Open year round
Price:
$7 day use

Amenities

Amenities:
Modern Restrooms
Visitor Center
Picnic Area(s)

Details

Additional Details:
In the Salt Lake area, you must dial 322-3770 for camping reservations (not 800-322-3770).

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