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Dead Horse Point Trail

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Length


4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


272' 83 m

Ascent

-253' -77 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

6,006' 1,831 m

High

5,864' 1,787 m

Low

Shared By Justin S.

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Dead Horse Point State Park is located high on the rim of the Colorado River Canyon.

Justin S.

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

If you are looking to hike in some of the most scenic country the Moab area has to offer, Dead Horse Point State Park is an excellent choice. This is a small park, but definitely worth the trip. The park is well kept and offers beautiful sunrises and sunsets should you find yourself here early in the morning or during the evening.

The history of Dead Horse Point states that around the turn of the 20th century, the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top. Cowboys herded them across the narrow area of land and onto the point. The area was then fenced off with branches and brush. It is said that horses were once corralled into the area without water and left to die within view of the Colorado river below, hence the name Dead Horse Point.

As you begin your hike, you'll hug the cliffs above, weaving in and out of different sections. Halfway through the trail, you'll be able to see the Colorado River below as it meanders through the canyon. During the last half of the trail, you can see the Moab valley below and take in some of the most amazing sights the area offers.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for the occasional lizard or tarantula.

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Jul 25, 2018
dee angel
Jul 3, 2018
Tracey Ziniel
Jun 14, 2018
Stephanie Adams
Jun 11, 2018
Benoit Vanier
4.3mi — 3h 00m
Apr 19, 2018
Sydney Drake
Campo trip with Bieke
Apr 15, 2018
Adam Lief
2mi
Apr 14, 2018
Ryan William
Epic hike! Pretty easy hiking. We were pretty much all alone on the west rim trail till you meet back up with the road. East rim was much busier.
Mar 10, 2018
Ryan Brouwer

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