Dead Horse Point State Park


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Dead Horse Point State Park


Location:9 miles northwest of Moab on US 191.
Facilities:Campsites (é), modern restrooms, picnic areas, trails, visitor center, bike trails, hiking trails (é), interpretive trails.
Activities:Camping, bicycling, guided walks, wildlife observation, interpretive programs (seasonal), mountain biking and OHV riding (nearby).
Special Features:Considered Utah's most scenic park, Dead Horse Point sits high on a desert plateau with a breathtaking, panoramic view of the sculptured pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park (see separate entry in national parks section) and the Colorado River.
Address:PO Box 609
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:435-259-2614
Web: www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/index.php?id=DHSP
Size: 5,362 acres. Elevation: 5,900 feet.

See other parks in Utah.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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There's no better view of the snaking Colorado River than from the mesa at Dead Horse Point State Park, just a short drive from town and a hot spot for mountain biking, hiking and wide canyon views.
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