Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point State Park Campground Review

Dead Horse Point

Review of Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, Utah

March 2014 – 2 Nights

Atmosphere

Nice campground set on top of the plateau of Dead Horse Point.  The campground is in a sandy somewhat desert atmosphere with small trees and shrubs.  Very nice.

Campsite Spacing and Quality

Very nice separation between you and your neighbor.  Each site has a really nice picnic table with its own pavilion, wind breaks and grill.  The pavilion even has storage for your picnic supplies and an overhead light.  Each site also has a tent pad.  Each site has a paved back-in or pull through pad for your camper and vehicles.  Some of the sites have a very steep grade to them, so make sure you bring wheel chocks for your trailers.

Hiking and Biking Trails

This park has some phenomenal hiking and biking within the park itself.  Moab is known for it mountain biking opportunities and there are some really nice trails within Dead Horse State Park.  There are plenty of hiking only trails that take you out to the edges of the canyon for some awesome views, plus miles of dedicated mountain bike trails that also take you to some spectacular views.  We could have stayed here another couple of days to continue hiking as we did not cover all the of the hiking trails.

Boating

None

Fishing

None

Swimming

None

Kids

This was not a typical weekend park for kids with playgrounds and beaches but it was a nice park to take kids on a short hike and introduce them to mountain biking.  The Intrepid trail was a great trail to start small kids out on trail riding.  There are dangers in this park for sure, as some of the hikes take you very close to the canyon rim walls and you should keep close eye on your kids while hiking.

Overall Comments

Great park to stay at if you are visiting Moab.  I would recommend 2 to 3 nights at this park.   The park is also in a nice location if you want to visit Island In The Sky portion of Canyonlands National Park.

Dead Horse Point State Park Campground
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