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 Utah Travel Center State ParksDead Horse Point


Description. Each year, thousands of visitors walk the red rock mesa that is Dead Horse Point State Park and gaze at a labyrinth of canyons far below. The park provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the sculptured pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park and the caramel colored waters of the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. A nature trail follows the rim of the mesa, and a state of the art visitor center orients visitors with the incredible geologic history of the area. Dead Horse Point State Park is located near both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks on State Road 313, 18 miles off Hwy 191 near Moab. The park offers a 21-unit campground and reservations are highly recommended. Water is limited at this point; visitors should fill their recreation vehicle water tanks before visiting the park.

The visitor center, interpretive museum, modern rest rooms, 21-unit campground, sewage disposal station, group camping area, pavilion and large overlook shelter make Dead Horse Point comfortable and informative as well as spectacular.

Park Information

  •   Acres - 5082
  •   Elevation - 5900 ft.
  •   Park Open - All Year
  •   Reservations Accepted - 3/5-10/15
  •   Stay Limit - 14 Days
  •   Total Units - 21
  •   RV Trailer Sites - 22
  •   Maximum RV Length - 45
  •   Tent Sites - 32
  •   Camping Fee - $11
  •   Group Camping
  •   Fees - call 800-322-3770

The park also includes a visitor center, picnicking, group pavilion, drinking water, modern rest rooms, waste disposal and utility hookups.

Some of the activities include: hiking trails, watchable wildlife, with biking and off-highway vehicle trails nearby.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Camping Reservations.
Reservations may be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation, 322-3770 in the Salt Lake City calling area or toll-free 1-800-322-3770, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made from three days to 16 weeks in advance of departure date. A $6 nonrefundable reservation fee will be charged for each site reserved. A $10 nonrefundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee will be charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Dead Horse Point State Park.  The permit is valid for the current calendar year.  The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Dead Horse Point State Park
P.O. Box 609
Moab, Utah 84532-0609
(435) 259-2614

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