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Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

 
A trip to Dead Horse Point State Park is a must for families visiting the northern reaches of Canyonlands. Here, 300 million years of geological history are revealed. Yet you need not be a geology buff to enjoy this small corner of paradise. Dead Horse Point boasts the best views of the Colorado River from the rim. And the panorama is even more spectacular than the images on the movie screen be it Thelma and Louise or Mission Impossible II. Be sure to pack a picnic dinner. Sunsets at this Utah state park are extraordinaire.
Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Alfredo De Simone

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Flavia Righetti

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Flavia Righetti

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Dead Horse State Park, Utah

Alfredo De Simone

 
The Legend of Dead Horse Point

Cowboys once used the rocky promontory called Dead Horse Point as a natural corral for wild mustangs. They rounded up free-roaming horses, herded them to the point, and fenced the neck - the narrow strip of land that made this promontory an ideal corral - with branches and brush. The cowboys selected the best mustangs of the lot and set free the unwanted horses. The cowboys, according to local legend, forgot to release the wild mustangs on one occasion. The corralled mustangs died of thirst giving the promontory its name.

 
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