Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonlands National Park

dead horse state park

The name comes from the 1900’s when cowboys used the area as a natural corral for wild horses, some of which did not survive.
The road is is Open Range as you can see; I’m glad I invested in my Ranch Hand front bumper!
The view from the point is breathtaking. Cirled in this picture is a couple with their infant right on the edge! Foolish if you ask me!
The dirt road below is a remnant of the old trails. Yes that’s a Jeep and 2 mountain bikers down there.
A nice view of a horseshoe bend in the Colorado River; you can see that trail from the previous shot in the foreground.
Yes, another dead tree shot:-)

canyonlands national park

We grouped these two together only because they are directly adjacent to each other.
This park entry was also open range; look out cows!
Maybe not as deep or wide as the Grand Canyon but just as impressive.

The obligatory (not quite) dead tree!

This time a live tree; a Pinion tree.

This switchback trail went down 1000′ to the bottom of the canyon; just part of the many trails used by mountain bikers, ATV’s, 4 wheelers and hikers.