The legend source of the park's name is pretty disturbing. It goes… Cowboys herded wild horses on a point of the mesa with a very narrow neck and blocked the opening. After selecting horses they wanted, the cowboys left and the remaining horses could not find their way off the mesa. The horses died of thirst in view of the Colorado river in the canyon floor 2000 ft below. Their bleached bones were found later. Cruel does not even start to describe what happened. I hope that this never happened.
Far below, we could see Solar Evaporation Ponds. Look close and you can see the huge scraper loading up with potash for fertilizer.
The “neck” is very narrow. A two lane road allows access to the end of the point with only a few feet on each side. The sides drop off at the end of the wood "fencing" on either side of the road.
There were fantastic views of the canyon and river below.
Our lunch spot was great. We did have a problem with a very determined chipmonk who had obviously been fed by people.
Then back across the neck and as Canyonlands National Park is just a few more miles down the road, we drove through and stopped at several overlooks.
Finally, we drove back to town where we stopped at the town's only brewery for dinner.
When we got back to the RV, we had a bit of a show from a hang glider.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...