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Great short hike, wonderful views. The history of the area is very interesting. Great visitor centre

hiking
1 month ago

What a stunning view. Loved this!

THE BEST... do not miss this one. Started at the parking lot and went clockwise. Be sure to do all the lookouts. Views are breathtaking!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail all along until the last couple of miles where the trail narrows to 4 foot wide with plenty of boulders and near death fall to the right onto the Colorado...Otherwise it was AWESOME!

Dead Horse should be a stop for everyone!

1 month ago

Short but tough ... the views are definitely worth it though!

off road driving
1 month ago

This trail is very scenic but not for the faint hearted. You ride along a cliff Edge climbing some boulders. Did this in a Jeep with 6inch lift and 35 tires. Didn’t need to use lockers. I have a little experience and I was slightly challenged by a few obstacles. We did this trail on our second day of the trip so I had a good feel for the Jeep we rented.

Very easy and insanely scenic! Took my pup and we both enjoyed all there was to see! Great for all levels and families as long as you keep an eye out for the hoodoos that guide the general direction. I took all the spur trails to the various overlooks- recommend that too

Great hike that gives a full tour of the state park and the canyon below. Definitely do one or two of the overlooks. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail. No shade, bring water!

Yesterday (Labor Day) Krishna finally got a chance to mountain bike in Moab (YIPPEEE!)... So I did a 5 mile rim trail hike in Dead Horse Point State Park! :D <3 My review below and tons of pics.

If you have limited time at the park, I'd suggest to go to the Dead Horse viewpoint at the end of the park road, then walk on the west rim trail and see all the view points you can. If your time is even more limited go to Meander Point ... that one is the shortest offshoot from the trail and has spectacular views of striped red cliffs looking down into the canyon. The east rim all pretty much have the same view (the same view from Dead Horse Point). But, the viewpoints on the west side are all very different from each other, and it's quite possible you can see in to Canyonlands, which is just breathtaking. Also, from my recording (link below), I did not take the entire loop, and clicked 4.9 miles and 640 ft elevation gain. All trails says the loop trail is 5 miles at 908 feet. Their recording seems to be ONLY for the RIM TRAIL and no viewpoint walks. They do add quite a bit of extra walking. I did not have enough time to go to the Big Horn viewpoint. I hope to do this loop again with more time on my hands because I kind of rushed through all the viewpoints, spending only a few minutes at Meander (I'd love to have spent time just relaxing) and about 20 minutes at Rim Overlook. Honestly, there's just so much to see and be awed at in each viewpoint. I wish I had taken my binoculars! Yes, as others mentioned, the trail is well marked (maybe too well marked) with cairns. All but a few were helpful. A few got me off track!!

I started the trail about 8am on Labor Day, finishing by about 11:30am. On the East Rim, I saw only 2 people at the visitor center. I then only saw one person at Rim Overlook by the time I almost finished the trail. It was blissful! It was cloudy for all but the last 45 minutes, which made the walk very peaceful and not that hot. But, do not forget LOTS of water, a few snacks and sunscreen. The sun is more intense than it appears, even if it IS cloudy! (Note as far as my recording is concerned, I had good cell signal all on the east side of the trial I walked, but it was spotty to non existent on the west side until Kayenta Campground.)

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/dead-horse-rim-loop-trail--404

Beautiful views of the canyon. Not many people on the trail at all.

Trail marked with beautiful cairnes, sae a doe chillin under an outcropping of rock

Thelma and Louise was filmed here!

Just got done hiking the full loop at 2pm. This was such a beautiful hike! We came prepared with 2L + of water and snap towels to keep us cool and snacks. Even though it was in the middle of the day, we were prepared and we loved it!

The trail was marked with Cairns and very easy to follow.

did the entire loop and the overlooks and it was 6 miles. except for the over looks I saw 2 other people, this was a very isolated hike. the beauty was stunning! so worth it if you are on fence. took 3 hours, bring a gallon of water, not much shade but there is more on the west rim side. I saw 2 very large black ear jack rabbits close by on the west side. they did run away but I was able to watch them for 200 ft, beautiful!

Great views and a fun hike, but I did this hike in the heat of the day. Faced with the same situation again I would do a short hike near the visitors center and another one at the main overlook. You wouldn’t be sacrificing any views and it would be worth it to avoid the heat.

Very nice hike...the east rim part of the loop is more crowded, shorter and more scenic than the west rim section. Make sure to pack enough water.

mountain biking
5 months ago

The hardest part was the first .3 mile from the trailhead, then it got fun. The views were great with places to park your bike and walk to the overlook. The trails were clearly marked with maps at the crossroads.

Really great views throughout the whole hike. The side trails to viewpoints are well worth it. We saw almost no one on trail once we got away from the visitors center. Bring lots of sunscreen!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Fabulous ride!

Amazing views and easy hike! Highly recommend!

I saw a really cute guy on the hike!

Giggly, easy rolling trail. Just enough technical to keep it interesting. Views to die for. Fun trail

Loved this loop. We started at the lookout parking lot, doing the West Rim first and walking counterclockwise. Make sure you do all the detours. Mostly flat. Follow the cairns on the West Trail, the East Rim is easily identified . DO NOT miss the Basin Overlook, which is right before you return to the parking lot....amazing!!!

Steep trail that’s challenging and gorgeous. We watched some brave Jeeps coming down the trail and heard some more bicyclists from across the highway. Great hike !

7 months ago

This seemed to be a 4x4 trail where hikers are also permitted to use it. Great workout in the beginning, just wish it were only for hiking.

on Moab Rim Trail

hiking
8 months ago

This is more commonly called the Moab Rim 4X4 Trail, and sometimes the Moab Rim Safari Route (on Google Maps). For the first mile there is a well-marked hiking trail (named Stairmaster) that runs alongside the route for off-road vehicles. After that, it seems that hikers are walking along the vehicle route, which might be a pain, except it is probably exciting to see how the vehicles make it up the sketchy parts. Or what happens when they don't. (Lots of YouTube videos.) There were no vehicles, or for that matter, any other people anywhere on this trail during my hike. The second half of the hike/drive can be done as a loop, or a variety of loops, actually. There are lots of signs, but they are often strangely unhelpful. I took a good guess on how to do a loop and it worked out, including passing by an alcove with the surrealistic sight of a decrepit easy chair in the middle. This trail connects up with Hidden Valley, which is also an awesome hike, and I have gotten to the junction from both directions. It would be fun to do this as a point to point hike with transportation for the 6 miles between the two trailheads.

Mostly flat. Nice way to stretch your legs and enjoy the amazing views.

Awesome views and challenging hiking! Highly recommended.

10 months ago

Icy and snow packed in some areas, but still beautiful!

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