Digital License – Dead Horse Point Sunrise



Dead Horse Point State Park, located in San Juan County, is a stunning geological marvel that has witnessed eons of history. Its name, haunting and poetic, dates back to the 19th century when cowboys used the natural promontory as a corral for wild horses. The park stands 2,000 feet above the Colorado River and guards the gateway to Canyonlands National Park. Its layers of rock, etched by time, wind, and water, reveal stories of primordial seas, ancient uplifts, and the patient chisel of erosion. This place is not just a canyon, but a glimpse into the Earth’s autobiography.

Dead Horse Point is a photographer’s paradise. At sunrise, the canyon awakens, and the blue hour casts its spell, making the cliffs blush, the river glimmer, and shadows stretch like memories. The junipers stand sentinel, and the Colorado River carves through the landscape, whispering secrets of epochs. Photographers capture eternity through their lenses, and every frame tells a story of the dance of light and shadow, the balance of void and substance. It’s a canvas where the sublime meets the tangible, where infinity converges with the finite. Perhaps, as you frame this photograph, you’ll feel the heartbeat of the Earth – a pulse that transcends pixels and megapixels.

Owning a photograph of Dead Horse Point is anchoring your spirit to the bedrock of existence. When guests gather and see the photograph, they’ll lean in, eyes wide, and ask, “Where was this taken?” You’ll share stories of the scent of sagebrush, the chill of dawn, and the way the horizon stretches like a promise. It’s more than a print; it’s a pilgrimage – a reminder that life, like the river below, flows inexorably toward the unknown.

Location: Canyonlands National ParkDead Horse Point State Park

Media: Royalty-Free Digital License

Royalty-Free Digital License

This Royalty-Free License provides an all-encompassing license that does not restrict you to predetermined usage. Price is determined by the size of the image you license, and you can use the image as many times and in any format you need with the full understanding that this is a non-exclusive license subject to the following restrictions as to how the image is used:

  • This license allows you to use this image for promotional and editorial purposes (e.g., websites, blogs, brochures, mailers, business cards, etc.
  • This image cannot be used for advertising or promotional purposes, such as broadcast, print covers, etc.
  • This license does NOT include CD covers, inserts, or any other type of packaging.

If you desire exclusivity so that others cannot use the same image, please get in touch with an Art Specialist here.


  • Small (640 Pixels)  –  $125     /     Good for web-based-only usage.
  • Medium (2048 Pixels)  –  $250     /     Best for larger web usage (full-screen web, presentations, and small prints).
  • Large (4000 Pixels)  –  $500     /     Highest quality, allowing for maximum use across digital and print.