By the time we left Canyonlands National Park and got to this park we had moved from exploration to drive-by mode as we were tired and sunset was approaching. Interestingly, being a State Park (not National Park) they catered to mountain bikers.

The Dead Horse Point is famous for cowboys rounding up wild horses and locking them on this natural corral; it is a clifftop with sheer drops at all sides. They would select the best horses and then set the others free. However, on one occasion (for unknown reasons) the remaining horses were left to die of thirst as they gazed at the water below them in the Colorado River.

We hustled with the professional photographers waiting for the sunset in order to grab a few quick photos.

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