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This is not a typical view of spectacular view of canyon and river of Dead Horse Point State Park, but on our way back from a hike around the park, it was getting dark quickly, when I saw the view of the La Sal Mountains in the distant and the tree with this yellow leaves, and the purple haze of the sky, I pause to take a few photos. Don’t let the rather flat landscape fools you, beyond the rock and trees is the edge of the canyon that drop a few thousand feet down. That is one thing that amazes me every time I’m here. I can be walking around the corner and there is the edge of the canyon that taken by surprise and was in awe with its beauty. This evening is calm, no wind, no cars, dead calm, no dead horse.

Dead Horse Point is a promontory of stone surrounded by steep cliffs near Moab, Utah. The overlook at Dead Horse Point is 6,000 feet above sea level. Two thousand feet below, the Colorado River winds its way from the continental divide in Colorado to the Gulf of California, a distance of 1,400 miles.

From the overlook, canyon erosion may be viewed on a grand scale. This erosion process has taken approximately 150 million years. Much of it is caused by the river slicing down into the earth's crust as land is forced upward. These powerful forces are still sculpting the fantastic shapes of the precipitous bluffs and towering spires.

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Additional Photos by Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
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