Utah’s in Vogue

Written By Debra Vago

Vogue recently wrote about planning a road trip to Utah’s most stunning natural sites, and it seems only right to highlight some of productions that have filmed at these show-stopping locations.

ST. GEORGE: with its year-round warm weather, palm trees and iconic red rock and proximity to Zion National Park, St George is popular with locals and tourists alike.

The Big Trail (1930)
The Conqueror (1956)
Octopussy (1982)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
High School Musical 2 (2007)

ZION NATIONAL PARK: one of the ‘Mighty Five’, known for its steep red cliffs, scenic canyon drives, ‘Narrows’ hike and Emerald Pools. 

Deadwood Coach (1924)
Bad Man of Brimstone (1938)
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK: recognized for its other-worldly appearance and described by Vogue as “one of Utah’s most underrated gems”.

Rubin and Ed (1991)
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Tree of Life (2008)

DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK: featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

Warlock (1958)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1963)
Thelma & Louise (1990)
Mission Impossible II (2000)

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK: according to Vogue, “easily reached off the freeway, it’s a favorite spot for locals to stargaze, and is equally loved for its wildlife. The rugged wilderness preserve sits in the middle of a giant Salt Lake and is home to coyote, deer, and a native herd of 700 bison.”

The Covered Wagon (1923)
Buffalo Dream (2004)
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2011)

Contributing writer Debra Vago is a mountain mama, nature lover and film enthusiast