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Dead Horse Point State Park

Two Thousand feet above a gooseneck bend in the Colorado River looms Dead Horse Point State Park, one the area’s most iconic photo spots. The legend of Dead Horse Point originates around the turn of the 19th century when cowboys would round up the wild mustangs that roamed the mesa. It is said, a herd was driven down the neck of the peninsula, its sheer cliffs forming a natural corral, and the 30-foot-wide entrance was fenced off with branches and brush. For reasons unknown, the herd was left or forgotten. After a period of time with no food or water, they succumbed to the harsh desert elements, with the Colorado River in view 2,000 feet below. It is rumored those horses can be seen and heard still roaming the area.

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Tours in Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park may not be as widely known as Arches or Canyonlands National Parks, but it is no less superb. There is so much to see, the trouble will be deciding how you’re going to see it and if you want a professional to guide you through. One of our favorite tours in Dead Horse Point is the Intrepid Mountain Biking Tour. We think it’s one of the best ways to see all the most beautiful overlooks at Dead Horse.

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Dead Horse Point State Park Map

Dead Horse Point is a big area. Though it’s easy to navigate, it never hurts to have a map handy - especially since cell service may be spotty.

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Camping in Dead Horse Point

Deadhorse Point State Park is famous for it’s popular view of the horseshoe bend in the Colorado River, but it’s also a popular place to catch astounding sunsets. Imagine sitting around camp with the magnificent desert evening sky being painted around you.

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Best Hikes in Dead Horse Point State Park

Enjoy a unique hiking experience in the exquisite Dead Horse Point State Park. With panoramic views available at almost any location in the park, you may find yourself speechless at every turn of the trail. With trails ranging from extremely easy to moderate, visitors can find a trail that best suites them!

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Dead Horse Point Biking

Housing some of the most scenic views in the area, Dead Horse Point is extremely popular among mountain bike enthusiasts. With all the trails available in the surrounding area, varying in technicality, visitors are sure to have a quiet and enjoyable ride.

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