Dead Horse Rim Loop Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Dead Horse Rim Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Moab, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles 1315 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Dead Horse Point State Park is located high on the rim of the Colorado River Canyon, north west of Moab, UT. It offers some of the most spectacular views in the Moab area. There is an excellent hiking/mountain biking loop trail that follows the canyon rim, for more great views. If you are looking to recreate in some of the most scenic country the Moab area has to offer, Dead Horse Point State Park is an excellent choice. Whether mountain biking the Intrepid Trail system (No Dogs Allowed), hiking along the rim trails (Dogs allowed) or just driving to the main overlook, the views are sure to please you.

hiking
10 days ago

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.

14 days ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Easy, high traffic, great views!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike with great views!

hiking
8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Super easy hike with amazing views! If you don't want to hike you can drive to the point too.

hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

Breathtaking views, almost surreal. Fun slick rock riding.

hiking
1 year ago

Incredible views, trail winds along Dead Horse Point.

1 year ago

If you don't have a full day to go to Canyonlands NP take the time to stop here and check out the view. It will be something you remember for a very long time. This isn't really a hiking trail but more of an overlook. Perfect place for those who lack the mobility to hike to see great views.

scenic driving
2 years ago

camping
2 years ago