Dead Horse Point State Park


Sandi Snead- Stormy Afternoon smallSpring Equinox Show, Art Exhibit
March 6 – May 1, 2016

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting artwork by Moab artists.  The exhibit, Spring Equinox Show’ features original paintings by six artists from Gallery Moab.  An opening reception with the artists will be held in the Bighorn Gallery on Sunday, March 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information please call 435-259-2614.




Dustin LeFevre


‘Our Lands’ Photography Exhibit by Dustin LeFevre

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting images by Utah photographer Dustin LeFevre. The exhibit, ‘Our Lands’ features unique perspectives of the diverse landscapes found throughout America’s Public Lands. The artwork will be on display from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016.





A Complex Pattern: The Mosiac of Land Ownership in the Moab Area.

Friday, May 6. 1:00-2:00pm. Meet at the Dead Horse Point Overlook parking lot. 

What is the difference between a state and national park? Who watches over all of these vast stretches of emptiness? What are those blue pools in the distance? Join our park naturalist for a discussion of many of the different land agencies, owners, and policies that one is likely to encounter while traveling around the area. The program will consist of some short walks down paved pathways.

yucca plant

Saturday, May 7, 2016                      The Extreme Life of Plants                   10:00-11:00am

What does it take to be a plant in the desert? Join our ranger-led plant tour to explore the extreme flora of Dead Horse Point, and learn about the unique adaptations that allow them to thrive in this harsh environment.

Meet at the flagpole in front of the visitor center. The program will include a half mile hike over uneven terrain. Water and sturdy footwear are recommended.

Tarantula Hawk

Saturday, May 7, 2016                    The Insects of Dead Horse Point                         1:00-2:30 p.m.

Want to meet some of the creepy-crawlies that inhabit Dead Horse Point and its surroundings? A ranger will be stationed under the shade shelter at the observation point, ready to show off a collection of insects that have been found in the area. Junior ranger books will also be available for anyone interested.



Saturday, May 21, 2016        Wind in the Desert: A Kite Building Experience       1:00-3:00pm

Wind is an essential component to everything we see around us at Dead Horse Point, from the sandstone cliffs to the sagebrush and juniper trees. Come experience this resource for yourself in a fun afternoon of kite building! A ranger will be on hand to both assist in construction as well as to give information on what “wind” actually is, and how it helps to shape the landscape around us.

Meet at the Dead Horse Point group picnic area, on the right side of the road just past the “Neck” overlook. Kits and coloring tools will be provided. Supplies are limited, however, so sharing may be encouraged among families.

full moon

Sunday, May 22                                           Full Moon Hike                                 9:00-10:30pm

You haven’t truly seen the vistas of Dead Horse Point until you’ve seen them under the silver glow of the full moon. Join our park naturalist for an hour long walk, taking in the beautiful, eerie scenery, while at the same time learning about the moon cycle and its importance to the inhabitants of the Colorado Plateau.

Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:45 p.m. Sturdy footwear and flashlights will be required of all participants. The hike will consist of approximately one mile over uneven terrain.