Visitors to Dead Horse Point State Park are in for a treat. Driving to each of the park’s many overlooks reveals a completely different perspective. Once out of your car, make the short walk out to the canyon’s rim. Feel that little tingle in the back of your head? That tingle grows as the level ground of pavement and parking lot gives way to a sharp drop. It is 2,000 feet down to the Colorado River. Welcome to Utah's Canyon Country. This is an ideal stop for visitors to Utah's Mighty 5® and Road to Mighty® between Canyonlands and Arches national parks.
The park has built a splendid network of rolling singletrack trails over gentle slickrock domes and through the knee-high sage. Though technically mild by Moab standards, the trails are a hit for riders of all abilities. Families looking for a nice cruise together will enjoy the trails. There’s also plenty of fun for more experienced riders.
There are three official geocaches at Dead Horse Point. All caches are located either along trails or in day use areas. Rock scrambling is never required, and hiking off trail is prohibited.
Kayenta Campground offers 17 reservable sites and 4 nonreservable sites and there are three yurts. Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site.
Approximately 248 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
Dead Horse Point State park is a scenic, 40-minute drive from Moab northward on U.S. 191 to the junction with S.R. 313 that leads you to the park’s entrance. There is a $10 entrance fee for each vehicle entering the park.
Park hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitor Center Hours: Summer (Mar 15 to Mid-Oct) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter (Mid-Oct to Mar 14) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday Closures: Visitor Center closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day (park remains open) Make a reservation on the Utah State Parks reservation site.