Dead Horse Point State Park



Special Events & Programs

Multi-Agency Star Party: Rangers from Arches and Canyonlands National Park will join Dead Horse Point rangers for a night of astronomy. Expect to use multiple telescopes to see planets, nebulas, star clusters, and distant galaxies. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Meet at the Visitor Center.

August 8th @ 9pm

Perseid Meteor Shower Party: The Perseids are some of the best meteor showers to watch, with hundreds of fireballs to be seen in a single night. August 12th will be the peak of the shower and park rangers will have telescopes to see objects while waiting for the meteors to shoot through the sky.

August 12th @ 9pm

Star Parties: Dead Horse Point State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. Come and gaze at a sky filled with twinkling stars. Learn about cosmology and use telescopes to see deep space objects. Rangers will give a tour of constellations as well. Meet at the Visitor Center.

July 28th @ 10pm

July 30th @ 10pm

August 4th @ 9pm

August 6th @ 9pm

August 11th @ 9pm

August 27th @ 9pm

Planet Parties: Some of the most awe-inspiring sights in the night sky are using a telescope to see Saturn and Jupiter, the incredible gas giants of the solar system. A park ranger will give a short presentation on the planets followed by telescope viewing of the massive planets. 

August 13th @ 9pm

August 18th @ 9pm

August 27th @ 9pm

Geology Talk: Join a Park Ranger on this 10-20 minute long talk about the fascinating geological history of the carved canyons surrounding Dead Horse Point. Meet at the Dead Horse Point Overlook

July 29th @ 10:30am

July 31st @ 10:30am

August 12th @ 10:30am

August 14th @ 10:30am

August 19th @ 10:30am

August 21st @ 10:30am

August 26th @ 10:30am

Full Moon Hike: Witness an ethereal landscape of ancient canyons bathed in the soft moonlight. Follow a Ranger for a 1-mile hike to learn about the nocturnal animals of the Colorado Plateau. Meet at the Visitor Center.

August 20th @ 8pm

August 21st @ 8pm

Skins N’ Things

Get up close and personal with some of the animals found in the park! This program is focused on the skulls, skins, and scat of desert wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Most Days at 3pm