Hike the West and East Rim Loop at Dead Horse Point
Utah › Big Horn Overlook Trail
Added by Jennell McHugh
Hike the "Grand Canyon" of Utah with incredible vistas from lookouts throughout the loop.
This is a 5.5 mile loop, if you opt out of the several in/outs to various lookout points, which extend the hike to about 10 miles -- do not opt out! These lookout points get better and better.
However, you can skip the only modest part of the trail, where the West and East rims of the trail meet at the neck: this area is crowded, and for families/less physically capable folks who come by the busload to check out the view. This main vista is not necessary if you've done the harder work along the trail. We only encountered about 6 people on the entire West rim, which made this trail feel like an astonishingly overlooked gem, permitting an even more serene experience with the natural setting.
This is a recommended sunrise hike starting on the West rim to watch the sun envelop the canyons, crests and buttes as you wind around.
- Lots of water - the biggest battle of this hike is the relentless heat
- Snacks - it's a long hike if you're hitting all the lookouts, bring provisions
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Jaw Dropping Views
This is a great place to stop on the way to Canyonlands. I was blown away by the endless beauty in every direction. Definitely worth it!
Fun, Dog-Friendly Hike
Loved this hike! Climbing up and down to get to the lookouts can be quite strenuous, but definitely worth it. The best part is -- unlike nearby Canyonlands and Arches -- this park is dog-friendly!
Incredible views and dog-friendly!
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