Dead Horse Point State Park

Alerts and Notices

Alerts: 1 Alert

Winter Park Changes

Winter Update: The Wingate Campground and all nine yurts will remain open all winter and can be reserved online or obtained on a first-come-first-serve basis at the visitor center that is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Kayenta Campground has been closed for the winter and will re-open in mid-February. Park staff have winterized the Kayenta dump station and the outdoor sinks by the restrooms. The dump station in the new Wingate Campground will remain open until the the temperatures are at or below freezing on a nightly basis. Park visitors can obtain a few gallons of potable water from the visitor center (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). The entrance station is closed for the winter. If you need to pay park fees or obtain information please come into the visitor center when it is open. Customers may also pay park fees using the envelope drop box at the entrance station.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy your winter!

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Night Sky Viewing

Dead Horse Point State Park officially closes at 10:00pm.  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.