Dead Horse Point State Park

One of the prime vistas in the American Southwest.

★★★★★

Wow factor

★★★★★

Overall rating

Difficulty

★★★★★

Access

★★★

Crowds

The turnoff to Dead Horse Point is just prior to entering Canyonlands Island-In-The-Sky district.and it's a must-do. The view here is very different from that of Grandview Point at the tip of Island-in-the-Sky. You can check out the breathtaking panorama 2000 feet over the Colorado river from the parking lot (no hiking required) or take the c6 mile rim trail that allows you to enjoy many other vistas. Away from the parking lot, the trail is quiet.

The best light is early in the morning: a truly 5 star experience for the intrepid.

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