Sunday, 4 September 2011

In search of Thelma & Louise

Somewhere in or near Dead Horse State Park is where the final scene of Thelma & Louise was filmed.   There are several mesas that looked just like ‘the’ spot and in the end I narrowed it down to a choice of about 4!   Oh well!

Cowboys used to herd horses into a corral on the mesa across a narrow strip of land, the story goes that a corral full of horses were forgotten and within sight of the Colorado River, but unable to reach it they died of thirst, hence the name, Dead Horse State Park.

Amazing views extend in all directions across the Colorado River, towards The Island In the Sky, Needles and Maze sections of Canyonlands National Park, it was hard to know which way to look first.
The Potash jeep road follows the Colorado River past Dead Horse State Park

before heading off to into Island In the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park.

We watched several jeeps taking the dusty road.

Have fun, we are!

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