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Stroll along the Rim Walk, towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River. The mesa that is Dead Horse Point provides breathtaking views of the canyon country of southeastern Utah and the pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park. The Legend of Dead Horse Point: Cowboys corralled wild mustangs on the Point, then chose the horses they wanted. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst.

Did this on Thanksgiving day. Not a lot of people around, weather was great and we had a great time. Bring plenty of water & sunscreen, even in the winter time.

Most of the rim is railed. My heart stopped when my 2 year old ran head of me and I realized that particular section did not have a rail with a 5000 + foot drop off. The weather was perfect in November. I'd love to visit again

great easy 4 to 5 mile loop. amazing overlooks!

Absolutely incredible views with nice flat hiking. It can, will, and does get hot. But it's worth the heat and magnificently beautiful.

off road driving
1 month ago

The first mile is extreme. The first 1/2 mile is very extreme! The rest of the trail has some good technical challenges. There are several good viewing spots. Great trail - not for the faint of heart!

off road driving
1 month ago

Very challenging! Great full day combination with Golden Spike.

Easy hike, amazing views on a sunny day in July! Hot, bring water. Cool park on the way to Canyonlands. We stayed in a yurt in the park to escape camping for a night, pretty cool.

mountain biking
1 month ago

great loop to cut your teeth on in moab. this would be my workout fun trail if I lived out this way. it will be very challenging to brand new mountain bikers. but was fine for a guy like me from the Midwest.

I started with Dead Horse point east rim trail and then continued to the intrepid trail and big chief loop. I was hiking and almost didn't do the furthest loop but I'm so glad. Great views!!! Trail is pretty flat for the most part with some guess work when it goes over rocks. Easy enough to find again though and the rocks are where the best views come in.

Combining these trails made for about a 12.5 miles hike. If you're on foot listen for mountain bikes behind you.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Due to some recent problems encountered, this is an official statement from the staff at Dead Horse Point: Dogs are not allowed on any mountain biking trail within the park.

Feel free to discount our five star rating for the trail. We think it's pretty great, but we're clearly biased :)

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun trail for 4X4 action with lots of scenery. I did the trifecta which is Poison Spider, Golden Spike, and Gold Bar Rim. It took me over 12 hours to complete but well worth the effort.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Easy, high traffic, great views!

6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great trail for beginner to intermediate riders, not much climbing and some fun slick rock. Super convent when staying in the park

Great hike, started at the campgrounds and did the loop.

Easy hike with great views!

Spectacular views. Easy trail. East rim was a little busier than West Rim (saw 5 people on West). Follow the rock cairns to stay on the trail.