stillhowlyn's travels 2007 travel blog

Dead Horse Pt. Overlook

See jeep roads below!

The blue is actually "potash"!

Along the rim

Dead Horse Point State Park
is just a few miles east of the main road to Canyonlands. Towering 2000 ft. above the Colorado River the park provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands' sculptured pinnacles and buttes.

Legend has it that the point was once used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa. Cowboys rounded up these horses, herded them across the narrow neck of land and onto the point. The neck, which is only 30 yards wide, was then fenced off with branches and brush creating a natural corral. For whatever reason many of the horses were left on this waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the river below!

Both Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point offer fabulous views but in my opinion, this one is hard to beat. You be the judge!

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