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.
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.
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 :)
Easy, high traffic, great views!