Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah features a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah features a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Stock Photo
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Inge Johnsson / Alamy Stock Photo

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58.6 MB (3.6 MB Compressed download)

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5541 x 3694 px | 46.9 x 31.3 cm | 18.5 x 12.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

12 October 2014

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Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah, United States

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Dead Horse Point State Park is a state park of Utah in the United States, featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. The park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century. The park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet. According to one legend, around the turn of the century the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top. 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.

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