Dead Horse Point is one of the best places to get married in Moab. You can stay in a yurt or camp, there are several awesome spots to get married at (even an indoor option), and it is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in Moab. I feel small there surrounded by endless canyons and cliffs overlooking the Colorado River.
Leave No Trace: Wherever you get married in Moab, take care to stay on the trails and respect the desert. The dry, bubbly soil is alive and necessary in maintaining the desert eco-system. Dead Horse Point has many hiking trails to take you to the most beautiful views already.
A couple of reasons that I love Dead Horse Point for your Moab elopement is that 1) Dogs are allowed and 2) Drones are allowed November – February. So if you want your pup in your Moab wedding, Dead Horse Point is the way to go! With over 5,000 acres, you have some pretty amazing options.
Check out the Dead Horse Point State Park Wedding Packet to see more information and photos.
La Sal is located on the North East side of Dead Horse Point State Park and can accommodate up to 25 people.
More private, cliffside wedding location that can handle up to 20 people.
This is the most popular spot for park visitors so you will most likely have an audience when you get married. There is easy access and you can bring up to 50 guests.
Only 5 guests can attend your wedding here but it has canyon views on both sides of you and is easy to get to.
This site is more traditional with shade and chairs. You can invite up to 100 guests to attend your wedding ceremony here.
You can reserve the Visitor Center to have an indoor reception up to 50 people.
Many couples opt to get legally married before their elopement, then they exchange their personal vows alone and celebrate during their elopement day. If you want to legally get married in Moab, you can get info on the marriage license here.
Fall and Spring have the best weather in Moab, but are also the most crowded. For more privacy, I would opt for a weekday elopement at sunrise. Sunset is beautiful too, most wedding spots face the sunset, just more bystanders typically.
You can camp right in Dead Horse Point state park. There are two camping sites with amenities and RV hookups: Kayenta Campgrounds and Wingate Campground.
There are also plenty of camping options just outside of Dead Horse Point Park: Horsethief Campground (BLM land), Lone Mesa Group Camping Sites, and more.
Dead Horse Point State Park is about 32 miles from in-town Moab. The closest hotels are going to be on the Northside of town on Main Street.
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Dead Horse Point is miles from city lights of Moab where you are on top of canyons with a great view of the sky. This is one of the darkest skies in Moab and perfect for stargazing. Watching the sunrise or sunset is always romantic, but it is extra special surrounded by all the beauty here.
There are several amazing hiking trails in Dead Horse Point State Park. What better way to spend your wedding day than hiking to a beautiful view where no one else is around?! I love using the All Trails App to see reviews and photos from the different trails: https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/dead-horse-point-state-park
Dead Horse Point State Park is definitely one of the best spots to have your Moab wedding at. Standing at the edge of a cliff overlooking canyons and the Colorado river is a grand experience that will make you feel small.
Where you get married matters. This is your story that you will share with all your loved ones for years to come. Why not go somewhere beautiful?
If you need help deciding on where to elope or still need a Moab elopement photographer then I’m your gal! I love helping couples plan their best adventure yet and take photos that remind them of their love. You can contact me here.