Capture Sunrise at Dead Horse Point SP
Utah › Dead Horse Point Trail
Added by Jason Hatfield
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.
- Camera + Wide-Tele Zoom Lens + Tripod
- Memory Card
- Warm layers
- Hiking shoes
- Ice traction in winter
- $10 Entrance Fee
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One of the best photo ops
I had planned on sunrise photos here, but after playing all day and not getting to bed until midnight each night, I opted out of sunrise and 4 hours of sleep. We were staying over an hour from this spot. However, while it is best at sunrise for sure, this state park is amazing and a must if you are traveling into Canyonlands, Island in the Sky section. I highly recommend getting up for sunrise too.
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