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Dead Horse Point State Park

September 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Dead Horse Point is in the Canyonlands area of Moab.   It is a remarkable area, with sweeping and dramatic vistas.  Superb views of the Colorado River far below, highlighted by the red rock, and offset by the greenery from a recent rain.  Beautiful.

This morning Les Cook joined us for a 5 mile hike along the west rim, followed by a return along the east rim.  So we got to see both sides of this magnificent canyon.  The enormous vistas, and deep drop offs, make you feel insignificant.

Twisted dead trees attest to the savage nature of this land

Twisted dead trees attest to the savage nature of this land

Les enjoying the canyon views

Les enjoying the canyon views

Green river, far below

Green river, far below on the horizon

Romola giving additional beauty to the canyon

Romola giving additional beauty to the canyon

A stunted tree in front of an expanded view

A stunted tree in front of an expansive view

Recent rain left puddles

Recent rain left puddles

You can see for miles and miles

You can see for miles and miles

Colorado River carving its way down the canyon

Colorado River carving its way down the canyon