Hikers overlooking canyon

Go To This Utah State Park For Grand Canyon Views Without The Crowds

By Blake Guthrie


Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah has natural wonders and jaw-dropping vistas without the massive crowds of many national parks with similar attractions.
The canyon at Dead Horse Point looks so much like the Grand Canyon that Hollywood has used it as a stand-in for films like "Thelma and Louise."
There are 7 miles of trails at Dead Horse Point. The longest and least crowded of the trails is the 3.5-mile West Rim trail, which includes three spur trails to canyon overlooks.
Dead Horse Point is great for stargazing. The sky is so free of light pollution that the park was designated an International Dark Sky Park by Dark Sky International in 2016.