Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
About
From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an ever changing landscape unfurls. Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water and wind creating a visual masterpiece. Plants and animals surviving on the edge of existence face many challenges of extreme conditions within this high desert environment. Stories of ancient hunters, resting along the cliff tops while knapping chert in preparation for the next hunt, and cowboys of the late 1800's, chasing wild mustangs onto Dead Horse Point, using the narrow neck to block off the natural corral . What story will you discover on your visit to Dead Horse Point State Park?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Dead Horse Point State Park
See what travellers are saying
  • SS_Forever
    Dallas, Texas526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well Worth the Detour
    Just Wow - This is one of 3 of the smaller parks we visited on this trip and was very impressed. Very simple, easy options and not over crowded. (Other two are CO Natl Monument and Black Gunnison Canyon). Don't forget that America the Beautiful pass to visit all 3 of these parks to get in free. One of the main viewpoints has a metal awning structure so you are not in the direct sunlight to stand and enjoy the sites - how cool is that. Interpretive signs in many spots and the story of course of the park is very sad. There is one area that tells about the background. We just came thru Moab for lunch; visited the park for couple hours then continued our journey to Grand Junction. Great Day. (We had already visited Moab and Arches many years earlier)
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • billp422
    Batavia, Illinois1,181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go during the sunset hour
    It was a great place to have our tour wait her til the sunset and watch the colors change the cliffs and walls. It was an experience. Our tour company planned it with an outdoor picnic which made it a better experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Heather P
    Wilmington, Delaware4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset
    We drove to dead horse state park to view the sunset. It was beautiful and us along with several dozen other couples watched as a couple had wedding pictures taken. There are several vantage points to take in the amazing canyon and to watch the sunset.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • jxx9595
    1,398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Dead Horse Point is pretty spectacular. It just pales a bit in comparison to Arches, but the Point is very much worth a visit. Not nearly as many views as Arches, but we still managed to take a ton of photos here. Decent gift shop if you care.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Richard N
    Stroud, United Kingdom448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Forget this Park!
    Adjacent to Canyonlands I guess this small Park can be overlooked in the array of National Park riches around Moab and Utah generally. Disappointing that apparently our America the Beautiful Pass didn't cover this Park and we had to pay $20 to enter but putting that to one side the views did not disappoint. The main attraction is obviously the oxbow meander of the Colorado river, and tales of old when mustangs (horse, not cars!) were driven into the Canyon. It's a mesmerising view on top of which you can take a variety of trails to enhance the experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • RBonTheLake
    York, South Carolina644 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    East/West Rim trail was very nice (easy)
    We did the East/West Rim trail combination: Arrived at 7:30am and nobody was in the parking lot at the visitor’s center. $20 admission to the park is well worth it. Flush toilets (vs. pit toilets at the National Park). There are great views almost the entire trail. At one point we saw a white tailed jack rabbit which was cool. Trail is marked with paint along the way. The overlook to the Colorado River is beautiful. This is an easy hike – a little over 5 miles to make the entire loop. Spent about 2.5 hours total in the park.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Serviceprof
    Lexington, South Carolina1,376 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If nothing else - view Horseshoe Canyon and Colorado River
    Great self drive way to visit the park. Many outstanding vistas and plenty of photo opportunities. Was especially impressed by Horseshoe Canyon with Colorado River meandering thru Canyon. Would recommend this park for visit. Although it is a state park it has many great viewing opportunities and it is very much less crowded.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Kevin B
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee3,751 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful vistas!
    Dead Horse Point State Park is a state park that is located adjacent to Canyonlands National Park. It has a separate entrance and has separate fees (National Park passes not accepted here), but it's 100% worth it to visit here even if you've already been to Canyonlands. The views here are just as good if not better than Canyonlands and the vistas in this part of Utah are remarkable. There are lots of hiking trails here as well and we wish we left more time to explore here as we would have liked to have done more hiking here. The park is nicely set up overall and it's a wonderful place to visit when exploring this park of Utah!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2023
  • budzy829
    Henderson, Nevada685 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome View!
    I knew we will regret if we didn't stop by on our way from Canyonlands. Always curious why this is similar to Horseshoe Bend. Honestly, I find the view here more interesting. We actually stayed here longer than previous overlooks we visited!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 March 2024
  • SLPmom
    Oxnard, California506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reverential Respect
    Add me to the list of TA reviewers saying this is a must do. The views here are breathtaking! The views from the visitor center were nice, but just a drive over to the Dead Horse Point Overlook and that view was even more spectacular. The views make the trip in to this park at the cost of $20 definitely worth it. Lots of restrooms too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 March 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,579 reviews
Excellent
4,206
Very good
1,099
Average
217
Poor
36
Terrible
21

mountainholmes
Broomfield, CO184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a fantastic state park to see on the way into Canyonlands. We stopped here to let the dogs have a car break. They are allowed on state park trails but not national parks. I understand "canyons" and that the edges are sometimes drop offs but this place really scared me. At the main lookout, there are guardrails or stone walls but walk any further on the trails and the walls just disappear. I'm sure it would be fine if I didn't have the kids with me. It just made me scared to follow the trails and get so close to the edge. In some places, the drop offs are 2,000 feet down! Also, there were young adults walking out onto ledges and overhanging rocks to have their pictures taken or take a selfie. This also made me feel very anxious and nervous. Its a stunning view just beware of the edge!
Written 12 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MichaelLong1963
Colorado Springs, CO350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This state park is very nice but it offers one of the best views I've ever seen with the 2,000 feet overlook of the Colorado River. Visiting the park just to see this view is worth the price of admission ($20 per vehicle). The Visitor Center was open for the store portion but the exhibits were closed due to the virus.

Visiting this park is convenient if your traveling from Moab to Canyonlands National Park. We spent about 2 - 3 hours at this state park and thought that was enough. We did see some campgrounds at the park but the areas look pretty bare but I can't really comment on the campgrounds since we didn't camp there.

If visiting this area and have the time I would recommend visiting here and seeing the beautiful overview of the Colorado River.
Written 13 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
A half hour ride outside of Moab is a great option for mountain biking with views of the Canyonlands national Park. On this return trip to Dead Horse, my son and I (in the beginner-intermediate range of MTB experience), brought our rented bikes to Dead Horse and took off.

Our experience was limited to four hours of beginner and intermediate trails. We loved it. The trails were well marked, the terrain varied and pleasantly challenging at our level with innumerable opportunities to view the Colorado River and the adjacent national Park.

Well there are other world class bike parks in and around Moab, I would not hesitate to return to dead horse to explore more of the terrain. Your $20/vehicle entrance fee covers you for 3 days.
Written 24 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rwheeler
Santa Clarita, CA823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
When we were on a Hummer tour we asked our tour guide being a local what he would recommend and he mentioned Dead Horse State Park. So we made our way over to Dead Horse State Park. It’s amazing! Highly recommend visiting it.

I would also recommend getting there early so you have the whole day and not to rush the beauty. Bring cash for the $20 entrance fee. You can hike or bike. We hiked and planned to bike but ran out of time and energy. We did see lots of families heading out on their bikes. I didn’t see food so pack a lunch to bring along and have a picnic. Wear sunscreen, bring water and wear good hiking shoes.
Written 15 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

old-man-orange
Orange, CT338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We came here to walk around just after sunrise on a morning with some clouds due to the fires in the West. The changing colors were awesome and views were incredible.

Dead Horse and Canyonlands are much like viewing The Grand Canyon .... without the crowds and excessive costs. The Moab area in general offers enough scenery with Arches National Park., Corona Arch, Canyonlands and a few more to skip going way out of the way to Grand Canyon - where I have been twice - but the Moab area you can come back again and again.

If you head to the parks early for sunrise you can get in before they charge admission - and I also have a Senior Lifetime Pass which is a good deal
Written 7 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

smashley573
Cape Girardeau, MO14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We traveled to this amazing park for my cousins wedding. The views are unforgettable! This is a must see park in Moab. You won't be disappointed! Sunset was breathtaking and in my opinion one of the prettiest I have ever seen. It is $20 to enter the park and your visit ticket is good to renter for three days.
Written 28 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Annie M
Clinton, NJ82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A trip to Moab is not complete without Sunrise from Dead Horse Point State Park. We visited twice. The first time was in the afternoon for various hikes and the second was the next morning at 5:30 a.m. it was well worth getting up that early for the spectacular show that we were treated to. How gorgeous it was to see the sun peek over the mountains and then the light flood the canyon. Don't miss it!
Written 7 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shanna Nicole
Milford, OH36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
My family visited 10 national parks on a 10 day roadtrip and decided to add Dead Horse onto our itinerary on our way to Canyonlands. This was my favorite stop of our entire trip. The canyon is beautiful and the pictures we took at the lookout point turned out amazing. We will definitely stop here again if ever in the area.
Written 7 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ruben C
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This place is amazing if you want to get a stunning view of the Colorado river and the canyons. The silence that reigns in this place is surprising. On the sunset you see a lot of people trying to get a good spot to enjoy it. Definitely a place to visit.
Written 11 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TotalOfFive
chicago193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Went here to see the sunset which frankly was a little disappointing as we had hoped it would cause the surrounding canyons to be lit up in "sunset colors". There is plenty of space to spread out so you can't sit here for a long time and watch the sun set. There are a couple of shaded picnic areas but they aren't in a space from where you can see the sunset. It's about 45 minutes from Moab and has a $20 entry fee per car.
Written 10 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 4,744
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Dead Horse Point State Park - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Moab HotelsMoab Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Moab
All things to do in Moab
Day Trips in MoabZoos & Aquariums in Moab
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire