One of the gems of Utah's state park system, this nature preserve overlooks a sweeping oxbow of the Colorado River, some 2,000 feet below. Dead Horse Point itself is a small peninsula connected to the main mesa by a narrow neck of land. As the story goes, cowboys used to drive wild mustangs onto the point and pen them there with a brush fence. Some were forgotten and left to perish. There's a modern visitor center and museum as well as a 21-site campground with drinking
water. Be sure to walk the 4-mile rim trail loop and drive to the park's eponymous point if it's a nice day.
34 miles west from Moab at end of Rte. 313, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, 84535, USA
435-259–2614; 800-322–3770-campground reservations; 435-259–2614; 800-322–3770-Camping Reservations