. Dead Horse Point State Park
Perhaps not the sunniest name for a state park — though it is memorable — Dead Horse Point’s beauty belies its morbid name. (The name comes from a time when cowboys used to corral their horses here and the animals would frequently die of exposure.) A sunset at Dead Horse Point is about as dramatic as any you’ll witness on this planet. The park’s landscape was formed by the slow dissipation of ancient seas, and what remains is a panorama of massive cliffs that have set the backdrop for several famous films featured in the museum above.