Dead Horse Point State Park is a state park of Utah, featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. The park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century. The park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet.
The plateau is surrounded by sheer cliffs 2,000 feet high with only a narrow neck of land 30 yards wide connecting the mesa to the main plateau. Thus it was easy for cowboys to simply fence off this narrow neck, and keep rounded up wild horses from running away. The area was also used in the final 'Grand Canyon' scene of the 1991 film Thelma & Louise.