Dead Horse Point is not only a spectacular place to take photos and enjoy wine at sunset, it’s also a place with a lot of history. In the 19th century, Dead Horse Point was a natural corral for cowboys and horses often died of exposure. I have also heard rumors that when horses were no longer valuable it was easier to save ammunition and lead the horses off the cliff….
Anyway, on the brighter side, Dead Horse Point is a beautiful State Park and offers dramatic views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. The river winds through tall mesas and you can see for thousands of miles. Watching the sunset at DHP is definitely my favorite but it is still beautiful during the day.
The viewpoint is only a short walk from the parking area and you can set up your camping chairs or blanket and enjoy wine, beer, cheese and good company while watching the sunset behind the red rocks.