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Activities for Kids at Dead Horse Point

The Legend of Dead Horse Point: Cowboys corralled wild mustangs on the Point, then chose the horses they wanted. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst.  The legend in itself puts young imaginations to work as they explore this amazing park.

In addition to the Intrepid Trail, there are hiking paths along the rim that lead to various overlooks.  Take a self-guided nature hike or explore the ten miles of paved and primitive hiking trails.  Please keep a close eye on children and all pets must be on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet.

Throughout the year, the park offers family programs that are fun and interesting for all family members. 

Ranger Programs

Click on the title to find dates for the following programs that kids are sure to enjoy:

Leapin' Lizards!
Join the park naturalist at the visitor center amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. for a half-hour program about reptiles.  Test your reptile knowledge, learn what lives at Dead Horse Point and get inside the mind of a rattlesnake!
Desert Amphibians
Join park staff on a journey to discover amphibians in the desert.  If conditions are right, this program will involve a one-mile round-trip hike on a relatively flat, easy trail.  Otherwise, there will be a slide show at the visitor center amphitheater.  Meet at the amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. for this program.
Incredible Insects Desert insects have unique adaptations that enable them to survive and thrive.  Come learn about our local insects and explore the desert to see what you can find!  Meet at the visitor center amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. for this half-hour program.
Will you turn into a vampire if these animals bite you, or go batty if one gets stuck in your hair?  Join park staff at the visitor center amphitheater for a program about these rulers of the night:  bats!  There will be a slide presentation, games and activities.
Full Moon Hikes
Join park staff for a mile-long sunset/moonrise hike.  Meet at the Neck parking area, about a mile south of the visitor center at 8:30 p.m. for this hour-long program. (Held monthly, May thru October.)

Junior Ranger Program

Dead Horse Point State Park offers a Junior Ranger program at the park. While the program is aimed at children six to 12, everyone is welcome. Please check with a park ranger upon your arrival at the park.

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