I will not comment on the name of this park, or its possible origin. I will comment on it’s unbelievable gorgeousness. It’s across the eastern canyon of Canyonlands National Park, and so it shares the incredible vistas, but in a much less visited and private location, which is strange as it’s quite close to Moab. The RV campground has electric only, so fill your water tank before you leave your previous stop. We had a large campsite with a parking spot plus a covered picnic table plus a tent site plus a fire pit, all a short walk from the canyon rim and the park’s West Rim Trail. Because it’s a State Park, dogs are welcome on trails, to Bugsy’s delight.
We spent two nights at Dead Horse. During the days we hiked around the trails, and the second night we hosted surprise houseguests. Dead Horse is an amazing park, maybe our new favorite. Strange, it seems like each new park we visit becomes our new favorite.
Read about our second visit to Dead Horse here!