Dead Horse Point State Park RV & Campground Guide

Utah

Covering more than 5,300 acres and sitting at an altitude of nearly 6,000 feet, Dead Horse Point State Park is a study in extremes. This southeastern Utah gem features stunning vistas of the Colorado River, and it’s near in proximity to a whole range of other area attractions, such as Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and the unique and bustling mountain town of Moab. 

View the immense vertical cliffs and canyons that the centuries have carved out with ice, water, and wind, or get familiar with the flora and fauna that call this seemingly-inhospitable place home. Whether you plan on hiking or mountain biking to get familiar with the landscape or you’d rather learn more by participating in one of the many ranger-led events, there’s so much to see and discover at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Weather
Spring 33-73 F
Summer 61-91 F
Fall 32-79 F
Winter 21-44 F
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Nearby Cities
Moab, Utah
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is home to not one, but two on-site frontcountry campgrounds, each of which is equipped with a number of RV-friendly sites offering electric hookups. The campgrounds are called Kayenta and Wingate, and RV sites at either location cost $40 nightly.

As much fun as it is to stay on-site, state park campgrounds are notorious for filling up quickly. Fortunately, this part of Utah is an outdoor lover’s Mecca, which means there are plenty of other spots to pick from in the area!

(Psst: still sleeping on the ground? Don’t get us wrong, we love tent camping… but when it comes to weathering Utah’s weather extremes and red-dusted earth, there’s nothing wrong with glamping it up a little. If you’ve yet to experience what camping is like in a motorhome or travel trailer, check out the RV rental listings available near you on RVshare’s peer-to-peer network today!)

Kane Creek Campground and RV Park

Located minutes from the park entrance and directly along the banks of the Colorado River, Kane Creek Campground and RV Park is a destination in its own right. With one-of-a-kind views and proximity to all the area attractions that brought you to the Moab area in the first place, you’re sure to enjoy your stay even if you never venture off-campus… though we highly suggest you do!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: free on-site showers

Sun RV Resorts: Moab Valley

This nationwide chain is a sought-after place to stay for a reason, and the Moab Valley location is no exception. Along with generously-sized, pull-through RV slots, the park also offers a wide range of on-site amenities ranging from a life-size chess board to a specially-designated dog park for Fido. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: playground, pool, barbecue pavilion, putting green, store, bicycle repair station, on-site campground store, dog park, bath house, laundry facilities

Portal RV Resort

Another Moab-area go-to, Portal RV Resort features well-manicured, full-hookup sites as well as access to resort luxuries like the pool, spa, and enclosed dog park. Just be sure to read the rules and regulations ahead of time, as not ever RV is eligible to stay at this exclusive campground.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, spa, dog park, laundry facilities, bath house, spring-fed swimming pond and more

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What to Do at
Dead Horse Point State Park

Inside Dead Horse Point State Park

So: what do visitors to Dead Horse Point State Park keep themselves occupied with during their trip?

Glad you asked. Here’s a short list of the fun stuff to do once you arrive.

Hiking - Dead Horse Point State Park is home to a diverse network of hiking trails, many of which offer interpretive signage and are easy enough for beginners. Several of these trails meander along the scenic canyon rim, so you’re sure to get some stellar Instagram footage.

Mountain biking - If you’re looking for something a little more extreme, take on Dead Horse Point’s aptly-named Intrepid Trail System, which offers over 16 miles of single-track trails to non-motorized bikers.

Volunteering and seasonal employment - If you’re looking to stay in the area for a longer period of time (or are lucky enough to call yourself a local), the park is looking for individuals, couples, and families with children of all ages to help improve and preserve the park through fun, feel-good projects.

Geocaching - Dead Horse Point State Park is home to two official hidden geocaches, not to mention others clever visitors may have finagled. The two recognized by the park are both located along main trails in day use areas, and no scrambling or rock climbing is required to access them.

Outside Dead Horse Point State Park

As easy as it is to stay happily occupied inside Dead Horse Point State Park, you’re also a hop, skip and a jump away from some of the best sightseeing this side of the Mississippi. Here are some area attractions to consider sticking onto your itinerary!

Restaurants

We’ve all got to eat. Might as well make it into an experience, right? Here are some of the most sought-after dining experiences in the Dead Horse Point State Park area.

Moab Kitchen

It doesn’t get much more Moab than a vegan food truck -- but trust us, even if you’re a passionate meat lover, you aren’t going to go unsatisfied. Featuring trendy faves like avocado toast as well as plant-based versions of heartier fare, Moab Kitchen is a must-visit.

Type: Vegan

Location: Moab, Utah

Fiesta Mexicana

Don’t forget: you’re only a few hours away from Arizona and New Mexico. So if you’re looking to spice it up a bit, check out Fiesta Mexicana. Enjoy authentic eats served up in colorful, casual digs, and don’t forget to save room for some deep-fried ice cream!

Type: Mexican

Location: Moab, Utah

Sweet Cravings Bakery and Bistro

Sometimes all you need is a great cup of coffee and something sweet to set it off. If that’s where you’re at, pay a visit to Sweet Cravings… and hey, if you need something a little bit more substantial, you’re in luck. They’ve got delicious salads, sandwiches, and breakfast dishes, too!

Type: American

Location: Moab, Utah

Sightseeing

Area National Parks

Did you know that Utah is home to not one or two but five stunning national parks? Luckily for you, two of them are located right down the road from Dead Horse Point: Arches and Canyonlands, both of which number among the most-visited parks in the register for a reason.

Moab, Utah

From quirky independent bookstores to some of the best eats this side of the Mississippi (more on that in just a moment), when you’re this close to Moab, you absolutely have to pay a visit -- even if it’s just to nab a hearty lunch after a day of exploring. Speaking of which...

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How to Get to
Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is located just outside of Moab, Utah, and is accessible via US-191 North and UT-313 West. For exact directions from your location, plug the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Dead Horse Point State Park

UT-313 

Moab, Utah 84532

Entering Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., though the visitor center holds more limited hours: it’s open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, but is closed for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day holidays.

Day-use fees at the park cover three consecutive days of admittance, and costs are as follows:

Regular Vehicle : $20

Up to 8 people

Utah Seniors : $15

Age 62 and over

Motorcycles : $10

Commercial Vehicles : $4

Fee is per person. Includes high-capacity vehicles

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