The views at Dead Horse Point pack a wallop, extending 2000ft down to the winding Colorado River, up to La Sal Mountains' 12,700ft peaks and out 100 miles across Canyonlands' mesmerizing staircase landscape. (You might remember it from the final scene of Thelma & Louise, where they drove off into the abyss.) If you thrive on rare, epic views, you're gonna love Dead Horse.
Around the turn of the 20th century, cowboys used the mesa top as a sort of natural corral by driving wild horses onto it and blocking the ridge. The story goes that one season ranch hands forgot to release the horses they didn't cull, and the stranded equines supposedly died with a great view of the Colorado River.