Dead Horse Point, Utah
The view from Dead Horse Point State Park is stunning. It is however a very small park and there isn't much to do aside from taking in the view at the main overlook. The last time I was at Dead Horse coincided with a few days of monsoon thunderstorms. I became obsessed with photographing the lighting storms. I've written down what I learned about photographing lighting and have some more pictures of storms here.
Dead Horse has been getting more crowded and more expensive over the years. It's still much more pleasant than dealing with the crowds at Arches National Park but it isn't as much of an undiscovered treasure as it used to be. The campground at Dead Horse has recently been remodeled. They added giant covered picnic areas with cabinets and new electric hookups to all sites. And then of course they raised the prices. But they did not add any additional sites and no longer have any non-electric tent sites. Camping is now $25 per night. There is also a $10 park entrance fee. The campground fills up on a regular basis now so making reservations is wise.
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