Dead Horse Point State Park

Drone Regulations



Dead Horse Point is a small state park that often experiences high levels of visitation. In order to protect peoples’ privacy and enjoyment, along with the well-being of wildlife, drones are prohibited from March through October of each year throughout the entire park. 

Between November 1st and the last day of February of each year, drone use is permitted by permit only.  Permits cost $10 per day and forms may be obtained online or at the visitor center. Please download the form and bring it with you to expedite the approval process at the visitor’s center. Permits must be approved by park staff at the visitor center (open 9 am-5 pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’).

Commercial permits are also available for Commercial Filming as an attachment to the Special Use Permit application.

Permitted operators must follow special regulations to respect the traditional visitor experience and protect sensitive resources as listed on the permit forms. The following are park-specific regulations that apply to operating a drone at Dead Horse Point State Park:

  • Because of the high use by park visitors drone operation at the main viewpoint of Dead Horse Point not permitted  (see map below).
  • Park staff have the authority to enforce regulations and check agency-issued permits at any time and violations of the rules can result in a revocation of permit privileges.