Dead Horse Point State Park

Alerts and Notices

Alerts: 1 Alert

Please be advised that Utah State Parks has hired a contractor to pave the dirt road into the Moenkopi Yurt area and the adjacent overflow mountain bike parking area at Dead Horse Point State Park in June 2020. As a result of this project, the Moenkopi Yurts (#1-5) will NOT be available on the reservation system June 21st through June 26th. The rest of the park will remain open to the public during this construction project. 

In preparation for the June 21st through June 26th paving closure the contractor will be operating heavy equipment and placing additional gravel on the road and parking lot next to the Moenkopi yurts on multiple occasions to prepare the surface for pavement. This dirt work will be completed during daylight hours and the contractor will do everything in their power to minimize the impacts of construction on park visitors staying in the Moenkopi Yurts. We encourage guest to make reservations for the Wingate Yurts (#6-9) if you do not want to have your vacation conflict with construction work during the month of June. The contractor intends to do the dirt work during the week to avoid any construction work on Saturday and Sunday.  

Thank you for choosing Dead Horse Point State Park for your next adventure.

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.