Welcome to Dead Horse Point State Park

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, and 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?

Upcoming Road Construction in 2019: Dead Horse Point State Park is working with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to improve our roads within the park during the months of July and August, 2019. This project is currently undergoing the bidding process and we will have more specific details in the coming weeks.

ROAD CLOSURE: The road from the Visitor Center to the Point Overlook for 3-10 days during the construction period because the road is too narrow to accommodate both construction and traffic. We are doing everything in our power to close the road for as few days as possible. The exact dates of the road closure will be posted as soon as the contract for the project has been awarded by UDOT and the selected contractor designates the closure dates.

During the short road closure, the Wingate and Kayenta campgrounds and Wingate yurts will all be closed. To avoid potential cancellations, we will not be accepting camping and yurt reservations for Kayenta and Wingate accommodations for July and August until we know the dates of the closure. We apologize for this inconvenience and will communicate updated information as we obtain it.

Winter changes to park operations in effect.  Click Here for more information.

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