From the prominence of Dead Horse Point, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an ever changing landscape unfurls. Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water and wind creating a visual masterpiece. Plants and animals surviving on the edge of existence face many challenges of extreme conditions within this high desert environment.
Stories of ancient hunters resting along the cliff tops while knapping chert in preparation for the next hunt; cowboys of the late 1800’s chasing wild mustangs onto Dead Horse Point, using the narrow neck to block off the natural corral. What story will you discover on your visit to Dead Horse Point State Park?
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Visitor Center Hours:
Summer (Mar 15 to Mid-Oct) - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Winter (Mid-Oct to Mar 14) - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday Closures: Visitor Center closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day (park remains open)
Enjoy coffee, smoothies and freshly made sandwiches at the Pony Expresso Coffee Shop open March through October.
$10 Day-Use (per vehicle with up to 8 passengers)
$5 Day-Use for Utah seniors 62+
$75 Annual Day-Use Pass
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass
$2 per person (commercial groups, buses, etc)
Kayenta Campground: $20
Group Overnight Camping:
Group Campground: $3 per person (25 person min - 30 max - 10 vehicles max)
Location of Park:
Approximately 248 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
Nine miles northwest of Moab on US 191 and then 23 miles southwest on Utah 313 to the end of the highway.
Dead Horse Point State Park
P.O. Box 609
Moab, UT 84532-0609
435-259-2614 - main park number
801-322-3770 - camping reservations
800-322-3770 - toll-free camping reservations