Dead Horse Point State Park is situated on a plateau west of Moab, Utah. The point is a spectacular overlook at a hairpin curve on the Colorado River, 2000 feet below.
The road approaching this point passes across a narrow isthmus with a nearly vertical drop-off on both sides. Nineteenth century cowboys placed a short fence at this place to corral mustangs. When they had made their selections, they opened the gate, expecting the remaining horses to leave. Later, visitors found horsey bones. Apparently the horses were so focused on the river below that they did not discover the open gate.
Side canyons provide other interesting views.
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