Dead Horse Point State Park

Alerts and Notices

Alerts: 1 Alert

Road Construction: 

Dead Horse Point State Park is working with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to improve the roads within the park. Road work will begin on April 22nd through approximately July 15th, 2019. There will be no road closures and wait times up to 15 minutes.

The park manager will attend a pre-construction meeting on Wednesday afternoon (April 10th) in Moab to iron out the final details for this upcoming paving project with UDOT and the contractor. After that meeting, we should be able to open the majority of the closed campsites for the months of July and August by Wednesday night or Thursday morning on

The only campground closure will take place in early July when the contractor will pave the Kayenta Campground. While the Kayenta Campground is closed the Wingate Campground and all nine yurts will remain open.

Thank you for your patience while we work to plan this very important park improvement project.

Park Management

Notices: 2 Notices

Night Sky Viewing:

Dead Horse Point State Park officially closes at 10:00 pm.  While the park is recognized as an International Dark Sky Park and our night sky viewing is phenomenal, day use fees only extend to this closure time.  We ask that visitors respect this closure by visiting other areas for night sky viewing if they intend to be out beyond this time.  It is a perk of having a camping reservation that those staying in the campgrounds or yurts have access to the park beyond these hours.  Joining a ranger led activity or joining company with a special use permit are also ways of experiencing the night skies beyond these hours.  Click here for more information on Night Skies and Ranger Programs.

Trail Markers:

Dead Horse Point State Park has miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.  The nature of this landscape makes marking trails difficult so they can be defined as “primitive trails.”  Park rangers use piles of rocks called cairns, lines of rocks like curbs, and wood to mark trails.  Because of this, we ask that visitors refrain from moving rocks or wood in any way along our trails.  Stacking your own cairns or knocking them down confuses visitors, resulting in social trails and damage to fragile soils.  Click here for more information on our Hiking Trails and here for our Mountain Biking Trails.