Dead Horse Point State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.38 out of 5
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Beginner
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
5,925
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Dead Horse Point State Park is elevated at 5,900 feet and is known for it's old tales and legends. Mountain biking and camping are sure to keep outdoors enthusiasts busy here!
added by TrailAPIEpic April 6, 2013
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Janelle Holt   on Sep 17, 2015
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Gramcounter

December 28, 2014
 
Review: My wife and I do an annual trip to the sw where I ride and she explores archeological sites. Every trip she agrees to ride for one day and I do the archeological thing for a day. We rented her a good bike and she totally fell in love with the sport. This trail was a little harder that I expected but that worked out great because it challenged my wife but not too much. With the full suspension she had she handled the terrain like a pro and had a blast. I also had a great time and it was a pleasure to see her loving the sport that I have such a passion for. She now wants to get a bike to start riding at home.

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Gramcounter

December 4, 2014
tholyoak Gramcounter  
 
Review: I live in Utah, but this was my first time riding in the Moab area. This turned out to be a great place to do it. They've apparently made a bunch of new trails recently, as the original trail summary I read only included the 3 loops in the eastern half. I did a 12 mile loop around most of the perimeter. In the beginning, I was a bit leary of the slickrock and walked in a couple spots, but by the end my confidence level had improved enough that I was really enjoying myself. There are a few places where you do have to get off and walk due to deep sand. The trails are well marked, including maps with a smiley face showing where you are at each junction.

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Bunny Hop

June 29, 2014
 
Review: This was my first ride in Moab, and it was one of my favorites. The views make it an absolute must do. I think they are better than any overlook in Canyonlands or Arches. There were definitely some rocky sections. I took the clockwise route and was thankful that I did as it seemed to just get better as I went. I kept waiting for a really big climb that never came as I felt I'd gone down a lot more than I went up!

Similar Trail: Klondike Bluffs

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Trailblazer


May 29, 2014
k2rider Trailblazer  
 
Review: In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a trail that most hardcore riders would consider a must do. However, for what it is rated as, this trail is awesome. It's a great area/loop for lower intermediates. I disagree with the beginner rating as a whole (Bar M is a beginner trail) due to some ledgy, rocky areas. this was a FUN area to ride with the family. We saw a group of Western Spirit guides out there tearing it up as well so even the local experts like this area.

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Gramcounter

September 25, 2013
 
Review: Awesome trail, beautiful scenery! Don't be fooled by the reviews. It is not a beginner trail. Yes there are real easy and fast sections but when people start talking about walking sections, it's not easy anymore. You can ride it on a hardtail, but kids and older adults will be walking some sections. There are a few technical slickrock sections. Just be careful. The amazing views add to the difficulty.

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Granny Gear

September 24, 2013
 
Review: Wow! What a great trail! Must ride!

I am an intermediate rider and my boyfriend is a beginner (this was probably his 20th total ride). This ride really is the best of both worlds...you can be an advanced/amazing mtn biker, but still really love this ride for the *killer* views, plus there are a couple of sections of advanced slick rock (we walked them). If you're a beginner, this trail (to quote my bf) "made me feel like a rockstar." He didn't have to get off his bike much and was really able to bomb some sections that he maybe didn't before.

This is a MUST ride if you're in this area of Utah! Really, I can't comment enough on the beautiful views!

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Gnarly

August 20, 2012
tcbroncs Gnarly  
 
Review: Deadhorse is an easy trail with great views. I took the inlaws on this trail and they've never ridden before. Not alot of climbing or downhill, but a good scenic trek. Mostly beginners for this trail.

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Epic


April 1, 2012
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This trail is an astonishing achievement--a novice-friendly trail that should be entertaining to just about everyone. While it is beginner-frienly, there will be one mandatory dismount and a couple other probables for a new rider, but these are the type to challenge and encourage rather than abuse and discourage. The scenery is also most impressive, even by Moab standards. I expected good from the other reviews; what I got far exceeded that!

Similar Trail: Moab Brands Trails

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Bunny Hop

January 31, 2012
annagoller Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail was perfect for my first Moab ride. A great introduction to slickrock before tackling the crazy stuff. Easy, but not boring by any means, and the viewpoints are just spectacular. The entire loop is 9 miles, so either lap it twice, or use it as a warm-up before going on to something else.

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Gnarly

October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: Supergreat beginner area in Moab. Take a break from the rocks and deadly drop offs and go here. Nice visitors center with food and drink. Bathrooms and good views. Trails are well marked, as there are only 3 there. Total trail lenght about 9 miles. Do 2 laps. Open and exposed riding.

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Dead Horse Point State Park MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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