Dead Horse Point Loop Trail

Moab, Utah

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This easy loop around the airy perimeter of Dead Horse Point offers stunning panoramic views. This short, easy trail explores the southern rim of Dead Horse Point, a high, narrow peninsula surrounded by vertical sandstone cliffs, and offers some of the most spectacular panoramic viewpoints in the Moab area. The trail lies in 5,362-acre Dead Horse Point State Park, northeast of the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park and 12 air miles southwest of Moab. The park is a visitor friendly destination with 10 miles of hiking trails, mountain bike trails, a twenty-one-site campground, picnic areas, and a visitor center.

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"This easy loop around the airy perimeter of Dead Horse Point offers stunning panoramic views. This short, easy trail explores the southern rim of Dead Horse Point, a high, narrow peninsula surrounded by vertical sandstone cliffs, and offers some of the most spectacular panoramic viewpoints in the Moab area.

The trail lies in 5,362-acre Dead Horse Point State Park, northeast of the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park and 12 air miles southwest of Moab. The park is a visitor friendly destination with 10 miles of hiking trails, mountain bike trails, a twenty-one-site campground, picnic areas, and a visitor center."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 1.1
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Season: Year-round.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Dead Horse Point State Park, P.O. Box 609, Moab, UT 84532-0609; (435) 259-2614; www.utah.com/stateparks/dead_horse.htm
Local Maps: USGS Musselman Arch, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Driving Directions: Directions to Dead Horse Point Loop Trail

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May 2018