Dead Horse Point Lookout – Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park that towers 2,000 ft above the Colorado River and provides wonderful views of canyons and basins.  According to legend, this particular lookout is where cowboys would round up wild mustangs, pick the horses they wanted, and leave the rest to died of thirst within view of the Colorado River.

This park has a bunch of observation points along the East (1.5 mi) and West (2.5 mi) rim trail with a couple short hikes. This park also has 16.6 miles of moderate to intermediate mountain biking trails that cross various terrains. Additionally, there are campgrounds and yurt available for reservation year round.  This is one place that should be checked out if you find yourself in Moab.


Dead Horse Point State Park is ten miles northwest of Moab on US Hwy 191, then 23 miles southwest on Utah Hwy 313. To reach the lookout, drive past the visitors center all the way to the end of the road.


Park Hours: 6am-10pm year round
Visitor Center: 8am-6pm Summer, 9am-5pm Winter


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