The beautiful view overlooking the Canton at Dead Horse State Park outside of Moab Utah, we stopped there with our NxNW group after a busted sunrise shoot, our plans were altered due to some flooded-out roads that we were not planning for so we went to plan C. Plan B was also thwarted when we came across a camper in distress, stuck in the mud, so one of our 4 x 4’s pulled him out losing sunrise time, so we went to plan C.
Legend has it It that a herd of wild mustangs lived wild and free in these parts of the Utah desert. Some cowboys who were exploring the area along the trails overlooking the endless valley saw these splendid horses and decided to pursue them in order to capture them for their own use. The horses, who were desperately trying to get away, met their end at the edge of the meander. Rather than be harnessed by the cowboys, the horses decided to jump off the cliff, losing their lives and freedom to the river. This is the origin of the park’s name, Dead Horse Point.
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