The Great Lyon Adventure travel blog

Our Campground, Dead Horse Point State Park

The Park borders Canyonlands

David and Sandy walking the trails

The Story behind the name

Sherry and Sandy on the trail

The Raptor in its environment

Dead Horse Canyon and the Colorado River

Pan of Dead Horse Canyon

Spirit of the dead horses

Lots of crows in the area

The red water of the Colorado River

Entering the Arches National Park

Big, big rocks

Tower of Babel

Great views


Balanced Rock

Delicate Arch


Full moon

Today we drove to a neat State Park called Dead Horse Point. Beautiful, breath takingly beautiful. Legend has it that back in the day, the horse wranglers would coral up the horses they did not want in this area where they would thirst and starve to death. When you look down off dead horse point, you see the image of a giant horse. You also see pools of BLUE water. That is where they are harvesting salt from under the ground. We also rode through the Arches National Park. When they say take water, Take water on your hikes! I thought I was dying of thirst in one of those Old Westerns. Beautiful full moon!

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