Capture Sunrise at Dead Horse Point SP

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Iconic views of the Colorado River and canyon lands of the Southwest.

Dead Horse Point State Park sits next to Canyonlands National Park with expansive views of the canyons carved by the Colorado River. The park can be accessed year-round and the best views are within feet of the parking lot. To capture the warm light of sunrise on the red rocks, head for the western rim and look for interesting trees to include in your foreground. Most of the area does not have railings so watch yourself near the edge.

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8 months ago

Photographers Dream

Being late summer and at sunrise, this was almost a ghost town when we arrived. What followed was a rare chance to fully capture this landscape without interruption. It also allowed for some real quiet time and solitude.

Incredible

Jenny & I spent our ten year anniversary here. Simply incredible. BLM camping nearby if park site is full. Keep an eye out for jackrabbits.

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almost 3 years ago

Better than Arches or Horseshoe Bend

Got here for sunrise, and wow, what a stunner. A much more expansive and magnificent view than Horseshoe Bend, plus way less people than Arches.

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over 3 years ago

Stunning views!

This location is easy to access and amazing views await! We went in the winter and camped nearby and the whole experience was one I'll never forget.

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over 4 years ago

We Camped at Dead Horse Point SP, Amazing!

This was a super nice park, campsites were very nice. We went to Dead Horse Point early in the morning. Its like it's own mini-Grand Canyon, pretty awesome.

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