Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Dead Horse Point Overlook offers some of the best bang-for-your-buck views anywhere in the Moab region. Those who make the short detour to the Overlook will be able to park their vehichle, take a very accessible trail for just a couple hundred feet, and take in jaw-dropping views.

From the Overlook, the Island in the Sky dominates the skyline. Below eye level, there's a vast collection of geographical wonders as the top of the canyon descends 2,000 feet to the Colorado River. The impressive views sweep from Shafer Canyon to the north all the way around to the La Sal Mountains, visible in the south on a clear day. You can also see Potash Road below, an old four-wheel drive road that runs from the Canyonlands entrance back to Moab.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Summer
Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Big views. Accessible. Picnic facilities.

Cons

Can be crowded. Limited parking.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Family friendly
Potable water
Picnic tables
Vault toilet
Covered picnic areas
Geologically significant
Big vistas

Location

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