Dead Horse Point State Park is getting ready to open three new hiking and biking loops in May. The non-motorized trails will consist of three nested loops varying in difficulty. The easier Intrepid Loop is approximately one mile long and links into the two larger trails. The Pyramid Loop is intermediate in difficulty, and the Big Chief Loop is the longest and most difficult of the three. Recreationalists can hike or bike one loop, or combine the three for up to eight miles of trails.
According to Megan Blackwelder, Dead Horse Point Acting Park Manager, the trail system broke ground last fall, and was made possible by a donation from Intrepid Potash, Inc. Volunteer groups such as Trail Mix, the Utah Conservation Corps, American Conservation Experience and Moab Trails Alliance are also involved.
The trails are easily accessed from the north end of the Visitor’s Center parking lot. Maps and information on the Opening Ceremony will be available soon. For more information call 435-259-2614 or visit www.stateparks.utah.gov.