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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.

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

hiking
3 days 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!

amazing

Dead Horse should be a stop for everyone!

25 days ago

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

off road driving
29 days 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

Easy and worth the time for those views! Not a workout but if you add on-the west rim and the spur trails you can get almost 10
Miles Out of the park hiking trails and the sights you will love!!

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

Really beautiful scene to see the gooseneck from above.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

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.

Nice loop hike to oversee the landscape.

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.

Incredible view looking into Canyonlands. If you plan to visit Canyonlands, this is a must-do.

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.

Great view! Was perfect for my small dog. Definitely worth a visit after Arches.

mountain biking
4 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.

Amazing views from above. Sad story about Dead Horse and how the history started. Enjoyed this quick leg stretch on our way to Moab.

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!

Amazing views and easy hike! Highly recommend!

Awesome views. I have never seen anything like this before.

I saw a really cute guy on the hike!

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