Dead Horse Point
Moab, Utah
34 miles | 2,950 ft elevation
Moab is known for its mountain biking, but the road riding is also impressive. The water carved canyons create something for everyone, whether you want to ride along the river at the base of the rock walls or if you want to climb up to the top and enjoy the scenic views.
From town, head north and pick up the Moab Canyon Pathway and cross the Colorado River. Continue on the path for about 9 miles, passing the Arches National Park entrance and climbing a bit before you reach the end of the pathway. 
The next 15 miles will be a steady climb up Hwy 313 until you reach the left hand turn towards Dead Horse Point State Park. Enjoy the mild descent into the park, and during the last half mile you will be surrounded by jaw-dropping 360 views. 
Be sure to walk your bike to the overlook to enjoy the epic view. After a well-deserved break under the shaded area, turn-around and head back the same way you came. Or if you’d like to keep riding, you can continue on to Canyonlands National Park before turning around to head back to town.
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You will need to pay a park entrance fee to enter the park. Be sure to review the official Dead Horse Point State Park website for the latest information. 
The restrooms at the top of the overlook are very clean, and the gift shop (located inside the visitor center) has cold drinks and snacks (selections are limited).
Bring plenty of water, especially in the warmer months!
Arches National Park is just a few miles from town and is truly incredible. There are many points of interest and hiking options. Be aware that parking can fill up early and cause long wait times to enter the park. Check the official website for recommendations on the best time to visit.
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