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Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab

4.8
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Imposing cliffs, geological formations, and rugged mesas define Dead Horse Point State Park. In the days of westward expansion, cowboys kept wild mustangs atop the point because it served as a natural corral. Featuring an outcropping of red rock rising 610 m (2,000 ft) above the Colorado River, the park offers more than 2,100 hectares (5,300 acres) that you can explore on foot or by bike. Bike trails cover 27 km (17 mi) along and through the canyons. Several paved footpaths offer hiking options. Keep in mind that the area's elevation of nearly 1,800 m (5,900 ft) can cause you to tire more easily than at a lower altitude. Dead Horse Point State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Moab Edition.
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  • The big hike is totally worth it. One view is more breathtaking than the other. I would forgo Arches Park for that.
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  • Spectacular beautiful! If you’re going to canyonlands it’s so close - don’t miss this! Absolutely beautiful! Awesome views - incredible. Loved it.  more »
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  • Nice park with fun beginner and kid mountain biking trails, not terribly busy and beautiful scenery. Trails are groomed and clearly marked. Ran into a first aid rider cruising up and down the trail to check in people which is awesome. Staff at visitor center was friendly and knowledgeable. I would imagine parking can become an issue since we visited in March and had a little trouble finding parking at the dead horse point overlook.
  • Dead Horse State Park is a great stop. You can make it quick and just check out the views. Or you can spend some time there walking the rim trails and other hikes. The state has yurts available for camping which is fun. Easy parking. If you are heading to Canyonlands definitely consider this little stop.

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