If you look at this landform from above, you see an ancient table-like field, soaring 2000 feet above the snaking Colorado River. It is one of the most dramatic overlooks on the planet. The name, however, comes from a time in the 19th century when cowboys corralled horses here, and they would frequently die from the heat and exposure. Getting to here from Moab which is 30 miles away; means taking a looping drive. This drive first goes northwest along 191 and then turns left onto 313; which leads directly to the point. At the point, you get off, go admire the overlook, take photographs, maybe hike one of the many small trails. At the onsite Kenyata Campground there are amenities - picnic tables, electricity, restrooms, and BBQ grills. It's best to reserve a spot, though there is also a first come first serve system. The most luxurious accommodations are the three yurts, each of which can accommodate 6 people and has air-conditioning, though no showers and pets are not allowed!
Dead Horse Point State Park Travel Tips
- Disabled accessible visitor centre.
Entrance Ticket Details For Dead Horse Point State Park
- Kayenta $30
- Yurts: $99 plus tax per night.
- These cover one vehicle, additional for USD 13.
- Campers are not charged day use fees.
Day use fees:
- $10 per vehicle up to eight passengers (valid for 3 days).
- $5 for Utah seniors 62+
- $5 per motorcycle
- $2 pedestrian or cyclist
Dead Horse Point State Park Hours
- Visitor Centre: 6am-10pm
- Pony Expresso coffee shop: 9am-5pm
- Yurt check-in: 3pm. Check out 12pm.
How to Reach Dead Horse Point State Park
- Drive to here, or come by a tour company.
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51.01% of people who visit Moab include Dead Horse Point State Park in their plan
79.41% of people start their Dead Horse Point State Park visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dead Horse Point State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dead Horse Point State Park