Dead Horse Rim Loop Trail

MODERATE 83 reviews

Dead Horse Rim Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
1 day ago

This is one of my favourite walks. Combining the East Rim and West Rim trails results in a hike that is over 5 miles but there are options to cut it short, if necessary. It's pretty hot out there in July but the views are stunning, 2000 feet above the Colorado River. A tip: if you see a man made brick wall then get closer as the wall has been erected to protect people from a sheer drop: so there will be a good view. It's not too busy on the trails, until nearing the coach drop off points, at which point the well-malled trail begins to lose its marker cairns. An amazing place and a camera cannot do it justice, though I have tried. I will be back to try again!

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23 days ago

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24 days ago

Beautiful views on this hike! However, parts of the trail, especially East Rim, were a little hard to follow.

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off road driving
1 month ago

Such a cool off road trail! With incredible views the entire journey.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking views!

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful desert trail. East Rim has a well-defined, easy-to-follow trail, whereas on the West Rim you hike on slick rock and follow the rock cairns. West Rim had almost no people on a Saturday morning in June.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Very pretty area! Interesting history as well. Looking forward to returning with my kids and camping there.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Incredible views. Didn't expect such a difference between the West Rim Trail and East Rim Trail.

hiking
3 months ago