Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park - Backpacking/Camping

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Kayenta Campground is a stellar spot campground. There are 21 sites, each hold eight people. There are also three yurts available to rent, they sleep six people each. The campsite is a 5-minute walk from Dead Horse Point, the perfect place for a sunrise or sunset.

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Sallie Shatz


0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

11.3 miles


1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 days

One day to several days.


All Seasons

Dog Friendly

On Leash Only

Fees Permits


$10 per car



Kayenta Campground is one of the most special places to camp in the Moab, Utah area. Dead Horse Point is a 5-minute walk from the campground and no place is better for a sunrise or sunset. Dead Horse Point State Park almost floats 2,000 ft. above the Colorado River. There are few views that champion the view from Dead Horse Point.

What Makes It Great

Kayenta campground is close to an hour drive from Moab, Utah, but, at night, there is very little light pollution. Take in how far away any suggestions of civilization are. We have few places with this much quiet and darkness around them. The views from Dead Horse Point State Park are unbeatable. There are also new mountain biking trails of various levels. Canyonlands National Park is close by, take supplies to last a few days and take a break from towns, and people. 

Dead Horse Point State Park is close to 6000 ft.; the temperatures will be cooler than in Moab, bring warm clothes. There are no wood fires allowed but camp stoves and charcoal grills are allowed. There are also electrical hook ups at each site.

Who is Going to Love It

Stargazers, sunset and sunrise watchers. As the ranger at Dead Horse State Park says- state parks are about family fun. Dead Horse State Park is about an hour from Moab. If you are looking for a place out of the fray, this is where you want to camp. If you are looking for a night on the town, you do not want to stay here.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Head north of Moab on route 191 and take a left on route 313 heading west towards Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park. Drive 14 miles and follow the signs to turn left toward Dead Horse Point. In four miles you will reach the entrance gate, entry fee ($10 per car in 2014) the visitor center and entrance to the trail system is two miles past the entrance gate. 

The park is open from 6am to 10pm. 

Dogs are allowed in Dead Horse State Park, but they must be leashed, and please clean up after them.

To reserve a campsite and other specifics go to this website.

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