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Activities for Kids at Dead Horse Point

Kid Friendly Hiking

The best views around, by day or night, adorn a beautiful mesa top peninsula towering above the Colorado River. Whether you want a short stop in experience, a couple hour hike or days of adventure, Dead Horse Point State Park offers options to fully enjoy those views and more. A short paved trail at the main overlook itself is nicely mellow for small legs with walls for ease of mind while eight miles of primitive hiking trails yield more beauty and fascination for those wanting more. 16 miles of intermediate mountain biking trails known as the Intrepid Trail System weave through washes and over slickrock to more remote views at a greater challenge. Take a self service hike, tackle some single track or even join a ranger for a program to feast your eyes, and stoke the imagination of a young mind.

Ranger Programs

Come learn at the park! Rangers hold a variety of educational programs throughout the season. From bats to bugs, plants to rocks and even the glorious night sky there is plenty to learn about at Dead Horse Point State park. Typical programs include:

Roving Rangers: Ask a question and have your mind blown as rangers roam the rim of Dead Horse Point itself.

Night Sky Programs: From telescopes to full moon hikes, the night sky is well experienced in this International Dark Sky Park.

Ranger Led Hikes: Experience nature up close and personal as rangers accompany you along the desert mesa tops.

Check out the events page at deadhorsepoint.utah.gov for the most up to date schedule on what programs are coming up at the park!

Junior Ranger Program

Free Junior Ranger booklets are available at the visitor center. Filled with fun activities, these books reveal the wonders of Dead Horse Point to kids and parents alike. By completing five or more exercises, participants earn a Junior Ranger badge and signed certificate. Activities are designed for ages 6 to 12. Kids also enjoy the short interpretive talks and walks offered spring through fall. Check at the Visitor’s Center for schedule.

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