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*** Site Availablity Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Moenkopi Group Area Closed for 2014 : The group area is closed to accommodate some construction for the 2014 season. We apologize for the inconvenience. Alternative group accommodations may be available at Green River State Park during this closure.

Dead Horse Point State Park, UT

Photo: Dead Horse Point State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Aug 17 2014


Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park provides a breathtaking panorama of the sculptured pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park.


Millions of years of geologic activity created the spectacular views from Dead Horse Point State Park. Deposition of sediments by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes, streams and wind blown sand dunes created the rock layers of canyon country. Igneous activity formed the high mountains that rise like cool blue islands out of the hot, dry desert.


Customers enjoy this parks many hiking and mountain bike trails. Photography, nature study, geology, wildlife viewing, and summer evening programs are a hit with visitors to this beautiful park.


A new visitor center offers information on the history, geology, and biology of the area. The small and remote, but very popular, campground rests in a beautiful red rock desert environment.

Nearby Attractions:

The park is 25 miles from the city of Moab. Within driving distance to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks as well as many biking and four-wheeling destinations.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking Trail
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
  • There are NO SHOWERS at the park. Nearest services are 35 MILES from the park.

  • Entrance gates close at 10:00 p.m. nightly.

  • Recreational vehicles must fill water tanks before coming to the park. All water is trucked to the park from Moab please conserve water

  • NO WOOD FIRES! stoves and charcoal are okay.

  • Every site has 20,30,50 amp electrical hookups.

Getting There:

Dead Horse Point is on State Route 313, 18 miles off Highway 191 near Moab.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Dead Horse Point State Park
BOX 609
MOAB UT 84532-0609

Phone Number:

Information: (435)259-2614