Dead Horse Point State Park

Events

May 1- June 30: Three Artists, Three Media, One Landscape – The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting original paintings by three members of the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners (PAP4C).  On display are oil paintings by Carolyn Dailey, pastels by Sonya Johnson and watercolors by Barbara Klema. An opening reception with refreshments will be held in the Bighorn Gallery on Saturday, May 16th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information please call 435-259-2614.

Pleiades

Pleiades

May 16th, Saturday: Night Sky Program at the visitor center beginning at 10 p.m.

Join night sky rangers from Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park for an evening under a blanket of stars. Program will include an astronomical program on the life and death of stars, a current constellation tour, and telescope viewing. If the sky is cloud covered, the constellation tour and telescope viewing will be replaced with an indoor version. Participants should plan to be settled at the visitor center at least 15 minutes prior to the program start. Participants are encouraged to bring red lights, a camp chair, binoculars and dress appropriate for the weather. Night sky programs typically last about an hour and a half. For more information, please call (435) 259-2614.

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June 5th, Friday at 10:00 am: The Diverse Deserts of the World 

What images come to mind when you think of a desert? Join park staff to learn more about the characteristics of deserts around the world, the fragility of these unique ecosystems, and how to explore the desert safely. Participants should meet at the visitor center amphitheater. For more information, please call (435) 259-2614.

Bee

June 6th, Saturday: Pollinator Walk at the visitor center beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Springtime is buzzing with pollinators rushing from one plant to the next, spreading pollen. Learn about the various species of life that help plants to reproduce and those that guard precious rewards for the true pollinators. Join Ranger White for an easy 1-mile walk beginning at the visitor center. For more information, please call (435) 259-2614.

1976 DHP Map

June 12th, Friday at 10:00 am: Desert Legends and Cowboys

The legends surrounding Dead Horse Point State Park have provided a sense of mystery and intrigue for visitors throughout history. Join park staff to learn more about the history and cultural folklore dating back to a period when cowboys and horses once roamed the mesa. Participants should meet beneath the shaded pavilion at Dead Horse Point.

twisted juniper

June 13th, Saturday: Life of Extremes Hike at the visitor center beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Living on the Colorado Plateau forces plants and animals to adjust to extremes in weather, temperature and the ebb-and-flow of water, or die. Join Ranger White on a 2.5 mile moderate difficulty, guided hike and examine the intricacies of life on the plateau. Participants should bring plenty of water, hiking boots, cameras and meet at the visitor center front patio. For more information, please call (435) 259-2614.

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June 19th, Friday at 10:00 am: The Southwest Monsoon

Have you ever wondered why the Southwestern states experience a monsoon season during the hot summer months? Join Ranger Tripp to learn more about the perilous storms, benefits and dangers of the unique weather pattern known as the North American Monsoon. Participants should meet at the visitor center amphitheater.

California myotis bat

California myotis bat

June 20th, Saturday: Nightlife on the Wing at the visitor center beginning at 10:00 p.m.

Learn the truth behind the nocturnal life of bats, discover their vital importance to humans, and watch bats fly overhead. Participants should bring a camp chair, dress appropriate for the weather and meet at the visitor center amphitheater.

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June 26th, Friday at 10:00 am: Ancient Animals of the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau has supported a diverse array of animals for thousands of years, leaving behind both ancient and current evidence of their presence. Join park staff to learn more about the history of the animals that have roamed the Colorado Plateau, theories of extinction, and the currently endangered species of the region. Participants should meet at the visitor center amphitheater.

Geological layers, La Sal mountains, and Kane Creek anticline

Geological layers, La Sal mountains, and Kane Creek anticline

June 27th, Saturday: Geology Walk at Dead Horse Point Overlook beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Layer upon layer of rock, life, and time stretch into the distant view from Dead Horse Point. Understand the story behind the incredible vista while walking along the rim rock. Join park staff on Dead Horse Point for an easy 1-mile hike and explore the deeper meanings behind the views.

First of February Fog by Sarah Hamingson

July 2- August 31: Lyrical Landscapes – The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting original paintings by the Moab Pastel Guild.  An opening reception with the Guild will be held in the Bighorn Gallery on Saturday, July 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 435-259-2614.

July 18: ‘Lyrical Landscapes’ Opening Reception – The Moab Pastel Guild members invite you to join them for an opening reception at the Bighorn Gallery on Saturday, July 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information please call 435-259-2614.