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Dead Horse State Park, UT

About Dead Horse State Park

Despite its sorrowful legend and name, the Dead Horse State Park is a gorgeous destination for outdoor lovers. This park holds a majestic beauty waiting to be explored from the epic 2000 feet height of Dead Horse Point to the mighty rushing waters of the Colorado River.

When visiting Dead Horse State Park, you can go hiking or biking on the trails while also taking in the park’s stunning beauty at the various overlooks. As nighttime falls, we recommend that you stick around to stargaze and practice your night photography as Dead Horse is an International Dark Sky Park.

While Dead Horse may not be as famous as the other parks in the area, it holds just as much beauty without all of the crowds.

iew of Shafer Trail and the Colorado River from Dead Horse State Park from Tumbleweed Travel
SUNRIS1 from Tumbleweed Travel
View from Dead Horse State Park with salt ponds in background from Tumbleweed Travel


  • Look over the terrain from Dead Horse Point Overlook
  • Put your navigation skills to the test by hiking the West Rim Trail
  • Mountain bike on the Intrepid Trail System
  • Try your hand geocaching


Type: National Park

Season: Year Round

Climate: Desert

Airport(s): Moab, Grand Junction, or Salt Lake City

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