Moab, UT. Dead Horse Point State Park
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The last time I was in
The State has a nice visitor’s center as you enter the park showing many interesting things about that end of Canyonlands. Just beyond the center, they have constructed an overlook with a covered pavilion which provides much needed shade during the hot days of summer. Trails lead both right and left from the overlook which gives you different views down into Canyonlands. I hiked them all and took many pictures none of which can give you the real feel of the beauty of this place. I am so glad I took the time to see this Park.
Why is it called Dead Horse Point? According to one legend, the point was once used as a corral for wild mustang horses which roamed the mesa. Cowboys rounded up the horses and herded them across the narrow neck of land and on to the point. The neck is only 30 yards wide and they fenced it off with branches and brush, creating a natural corral surrounded by precipitous cliffs.
Elk RV parking: 55; Escapee RV Parks: 26; Public RV Parks: 53; National Parks: 66; Ships: 17; Forts: 30.
Expenses: 51 months on the road with an average of $1969/month