Dead Horse Point State Park is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in Utah. From wooded hillsides and meadows to towering red rock formations, visitors can explore a variety of habitats for wildlife including deer, coyotes, bighorn sheep, lizards and much more. The park offers something for every type of wildlife enthusiast from birdwatchers to botanists.
Things to do
Dead Horse Point offers ten miles of trails. The Rim Walk gives easy access to viewpoints throughout the park. There are several trails ranging from one to nine miles in length. Dead Horse Point is beloved for the Intrepid Trail System and great slick rock and sandy trail mountain biking.
Overlook Trail: An easy 200 ft. trail from the parking lot offers stunning views of the Colorado River. From the outlook there are paths that lead to the East Rim and West Rim trails.
Colorado River Overlook: This is an easy hike that begins at the visitor center travels past seasonal pools and ends with an excellent overlook of the Colorado River.
East Rim Trail: An easy 2 mile hike that begins at the visitor center and ends at Dead Horse Point.
West Rim Trail: A moderate hike that is about 3 miles in length. It begins at the visitor center, goes through the campground, and along the cliffs on the west side of the park. This trail is less developed and is marked with cairns.
Visitor Center Trail: An easy trail that can be accessed from the visitor center. Here visitors can enjoy views of the basin, Chimney Rock, and the La Sal Mountains.
Bighorn Overlook: A moderately difficult 1.5 mile hike that offers incredible views. The trail is marked with cairns on slick rock, has some cliff exposure, and is more primitive; good footwear and appropriate caution is essential.
- Intrepid Trail
- Great Pyramid Trail
- Raven Roll Trail
- Big Chief Trail
- Crossroads Trail
- Twisted Tree
- Prickly Pear