Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, this overlook provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands' sculpted pinnacles and buttes. The legend of Dead Horse Point states that around the turn of the century the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top. Cowboys herded them across the narrow neck of land and onto the point. The neck was then fenced off with branches and brush. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below.
Location: Near Moab, Canyonlands, Utah
Photographer: brian swales