Located some 6,000 feet above sea level in Utah, Dead Horse Point State Park sits 2,000 feet above the winding Colorado River. As a result, it offers simply breathtaking views of the river and of the sculptured rock structures of Canyonlands National Park.
These amazing views will have you reaching for your camera at every opportunity, and they alone are worth the price of admission. But there's plenty more to do in the park than just sit back and admire the sights.
For example, you could tackle the park's eight miles of hiking trails, which offer plenty of amazing scenic vistas along the way whenever you're in need of a rest. There are also 17 miles of mountain bike trails to explore, and Dead Horse State Park even features its own coffee shop (open March to October) if you're ever in need of a caffeine hit.
The Dead Horse Point State Park Kayenta Campground is tucked away in a juniper grove that provides much-needed shade and protection from the surrounding desert. All 21 pet-friendly campsites feature lighted shade structures, picnic tables and fire
rings, and all are also equipped with RV electrical
hookups. Please note that, while there are nine yurts also available, pets are not permitted in these structures. It's also worth noting that the park offers a second campground, Wingate, which was opened to the public in 2018.
Like all Utah state parks, Dead Horse State Park is dog-friendly. Your canine companion is welcome in the campground and on all hiking trails throughout the park, but is not allowed on the mountain biking trails.
You'll also need to make sure that your pet is always leashed and never left unattended, and remember to clean up after your dog whenever required. If you're able to take care of these simple but important responsibilities, you and your dog can enjoy a relaxing and memorable camping getaway in this uniquely beautiful park.