This State Park In Utah Looks Like A Red Rock Masterpiece With Cliffs & Canyons
Welcome to the Wild West (minus the shoot outs).
Hitting the reset button and spending a little time in the great outdoors sounds like just the thing we need right about now. Dead Horse Point in Utah boasts epic views straight from a Wild West film. This state park is brimming with awesome vistas perfect for a little R&R in nature.
Located just over 30 miles from Moab, the park's claim to fame is being one of the most photographed spots in the world. And we can see why, with its stunning panoramic views.
You can hike miles of trails, all of which are pet friendly and some are even paved.
The entry fee is $20 per vehicle and the park is open year-round. Currently, the visitors center and overnight stays are prohibited now through April 16, 2020.
Dead Horse Point's incredible landscape was created by hundreds of years worth of oceans and waterways cascading through it. You can the trails to the overlook and stand 2,000 feet above the Colorado River.
The area is great for a daytime hike or even a bike ride, so you can enjoy the scenic vantage points from several different areas.
Trails like the Colorada River Outlook are only about a mile long, making it an easy option for any level of experience.
The rock formations look similar to the Grand Canyon and Horshoe Bend combined. The jaw-dropping views where theruns through the buttes makes for a seriously epic photo op.
You can pack a lunch and make sure to bring along some water while you wander the various, scoping out a different view from each lookout.
The red and white colored canyons are made even more gorgeous as the day wears on, turning them to a stunning bluish-purple in the shadows.
You can bring along your furry friend or simply bask in nature's tranquility during your adventure to the park.
Surrounded by stunning views and peaceful quiet, visiting Dead Horse Point the perfect way to spend a day in the great outdoors.
Dead Horse Point State Park
When: Year-round, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Thompson, UT
Why You Need To Go: This park is straight from a scene in a Wild West film and boasts stunning views from every angle.
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