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Dead Horse Point...

EXPLORE: May 20, 2011

This was one of the most colorful and scenic views of our entire trip. One never knows what to expect from this great state of Utah. Just when you think that you have seen it all, you drive into Dead Horse Point State Park and find this magnificant view. The weather on this particular day was perfect. We were blessed with excellent light to photograph this beautiful spot.

 

Dead Horse Point State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, 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 "dead horse" part of the name is that the corral was abandoned, but the horses did not leave the corral, even after the gate was left open, and died there. The park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet

 

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Taken on April 17, 2011