Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com

I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe. This is my dog Tige, he lives there too.

Dead Horse Point SP

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

5/31/2010

Our location - Moab, UT

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point is a promontory at 6000 feet elevation, with the Colorado River below.  There is a narrowing of the promontory to where it is only 30 feet wide.  Cowboys used to herd wild horses out onto the point and then fence the narrow point.

The name came from a story where a herd of horses were driven out on the point and fenced in and left there.  The horses died from lack of water, since the Colorado is 2000 feet below.
click on images to enlarge
Dead Horse Point We are in the Dead Horse Point State Park. The Park is a few miles from Arches National park,

The Merrimac and Monitor formations named after the Civil War ships.
Dead Horse Point
Dead Horse Point While we have seen a lot of canyons this year, they are all different in color, texture and formation.

Mother Nature is a joy to view.
Dead Horse Point
click on images to enlarge
click on images to enlarge
Dead Horse Point   Dead Horse Point
Dead Horse Point   Dead Horse Point
Dead Horse Point In the distance, the blue water is potash drying pools.  The potash is brought out from below the surface in a slurry that is pumped into the pools.  Blue dye is added to enhance the evaporation process.  When the water is gone, the residue is scooped up for processing. Dead Horse Point
click on images to enlarge
click on images to enlarge
Dead Horse Point That is the Colorado River below.  Dead Horse Point
Dead Horse Point That is the Colorado River below. Dead Horse Point
click on images to enlarge
click on images to enlarge

Disclaimer: The information in this site is a collection of data we derived from the vendors and from our personal experiences.  This information is meant as a learning guide for you to  make your own decisions  Best practices and code should always be followed.  The recommendations we make are from our personal experiences and we do not receive any compensation for those recommendations.