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Dead Horse Point State Park Spring 2010 Newsletter Spring Flowers at Dead Horse Point State Park

Flora and Fauna

When dusty green shrubs and red sand give way to bunches of colorful flowers, we know spring has arrived in the desert. At first, a few small yellow or white flowers pop up randomly. Soon there are flowers everywhere, in every color of the rainbow! When you are out hiking in the desert, whether it’s on a mesa or in a canyon, see how many colors you can find!

When you enter the visitor center, be sure to ask for a plant and animal list. As you visit the park, check off the plants and animals you find. Bring a pair of binoculars and some water, and go for a hike. Hiking is a great way to get the family outdoors and having fun together!

Desert Safety Tips For a fun and safe trip with your family, please observe some simple tips: Drink plenty of water! Stop for water and snack breaks. Stay on the trail! Many of our overlooks are not fenced and are located near a cliff edge. Protect your pets and park wildlife by keeping pets on a maximum 6’ leash and please clean up after them. Wear good shoes when hiking a helmet when biking. A hat and sunscreen are also good ideas. A bad sunburn is a good way to ruin a trip to the desert!

Hey Kids!

Visitor Center and Camping

Become a Junior Ranger! Ask for a booklet at the visitor center or attend an advertised Junior Ranger program to get your badge. Being a Junior Ranger means always staying on the trail, picking up litter and always viewing wildlife (even lizards!) from a safe distance. The plants and animals live in a harsh environment and when they are chased or harassed, it makes survival that much harder for them. See how many badges you can earn!

Visitor Center Hours: 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Entrance Fee:  $10 Private vehicle up to 8 passengers  $2 Bicycles and walk-ins  $5 Motorcycles  $2/person, commercial tour groups only Camping:  $20 per night, 1 vehicle, 8 people  $10 Extra vehicle  Reservations: 1-800-322-3770 M-Th We do not allow wood fires! There is limited drinking water, please be conservative! Pets are allowed but please clean up after them. Please observe quiet hours from 10 P.M. to 7 A.M.

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point State Park Spring 2010 Newsletter