Hiking Dead Horse Point State Park

hiking Dead Horse Point State Park

Hiking Dead Horse Point State Park is a great outing, particularly for families or those seeking a lighter hike with beautiful scenery.

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Length:  7 Miles of Trails Total
Trailhead(s):  Dead Horse Point State Park
Elevation Gain:  Negligible
Trail Type:  Point to Point with Loops Possible
Dogs:  Allowed
Difficulty:  Easy
Permit Required?  No
Considerations:  $20 Park Entry Fee; Desert Hiking.
Season:  Year Round


Hiking Dead Horse Point State Park is a great outing, particularly for families or those seeking a lighter hike with beautiful scenery.  With such iconic national parks as Arches and Canyonlands in close proximity, Dead Horse Point State Park is often overlooked by visitors to Moab – but it shouldn’t be.  The park offers numerous hiking trails, all with eye-popping scenery.

Dead horse Point State Park offers 6 hiking trails, varying in length from 200 feet to 3.5 miles.  All of the trails lead to overlooks at a stunning bend in the Colorado River.  Hikers can hike out and back to individual overlooks or hike all the trails for a combined hike of 7 miles.  No matter what you choose, you will not be disappointed.

If you are looking for great views and a light hiking option or are a family looking for somewhere to take the kids or grandchildren so they can see the beauty of the desert near Moab, this one is for you.  Make sure it makes it on  your Moab itinerary!

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