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.
Acres - 5082
Elevation - 5900 ft.
Park Open - All Year
Reservations Accepted - 3/5-10/15
Stay Limit - 14 Days
Total Units - 21
Trailer Sites - 22
Maximum RV Length - 45
Tent Sites - 32
Camping Fee - $11
- Fees - call 800-322-3770
park also includes a visitor center, picnicking, group
pavilion, drinking water, modern rest rooms, waste disposal
and utility hookups.
of the activities include: hiking trails, watchable
wildlife, with biking and off-highway vehicle trails
For updated information regarding facilities for the physically
challenged, contact the park.
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
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.
Horse Point State Park
P.O. Box 609
Moab, Utah 84532-0609