Dead Horse Point State Park is within 30/40 minutes from Moab, and it features a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. It covers 5.362 acres of high desert at at altitude of 1,800 m (5.900 feet) – and it was a great place to spend the day riding great double suspension bikes!
We rented our bikes in the town of Moab, at Poison Spider Bicycles, stuck them in the car as we could, and drove towards Dead Horse Point.
Not many of the State Parks around Moab allow to ride bikes, but Dead Horse has great trails, with loops of varying levels of difficulty.
The park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century, where horses often died of exposure.
We spent all day riding around this park, and left some hours before sunset, in order to make it to Arches. It was a hell of a day.