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Dead Horse Point Overlook

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Dead Horse Point is an Utah State Park with breathtaking views looking down on the Colorado River. The full overlook trail is a mile loop, but you can walk as little as 200 feet from the parking lot to the viewpoint. This isn’t a traditional hike, but rather a series of viewpoints around the visitor’s center.

There are other options for more extensive hiking and mountain biking at Dead Horse Point. This picture is from a few years ago, but it shows off some of the viewpoints, from lower and higher sections. It can look different depending on the time of day and clouds.

If you look to the east you can see the potash evaporation ponds in the distance.

Here is one more shot of the beautiful Dead Horse Point Overlook.

Stats: Distance – 1 mile roundtrip (Can be as short as 200 feet)
Approximate hiking time – 5 to 60 minutes
Elevation gain – 367 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – Cement, Rock, and well-maintained dirt
Bathrooms – At the Trailhead
Seasons to hike – Year-Round
Permits needed – $20/day for groups of eight or $4/day for individual
Pets allowed – Yes

Other places to check out nearby Moab are Canyonlands National Park, including Mesa Arch. Arches National Park is also nearby.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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