Filmed in Utah: 5 Itineraries Through Hollywood's Most Iconic Settings
Cinephiles and explorers wandering some of Utah's iconic landscapes for the first time may get the feeling that they've been here before. Discover what Hollywood already has: unique backdrops for your outdoor adventures like nowhere else. Whether hitting the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and Salt Lake City in January or visiting Utah throughout the year, you’ll find yourself near some Utah’s most iconic and most filmed places.
Over the decades, the silver screen and television have featured Utah in more than 900 films for the silver screen and television. While Utah’s striking, iconic and diverse landscapes make it a go-to destination for filmmakers, the state is also a must-visit for road-trippers and outdoor adventurers.
If you’re an ambitious traveler, you can extend your stay in Utah and explore the cities and mountains of the Wasatch Front or hit the road and roam free through red rock country. Either way, you’ll find big-screen settings and attractions near Park City, the center of this world-famous film arts festival.
Here are a few movie-themed trips and tips to consider for your Utah visit whether during your festival or on a return trip:
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The Salt of Sound: Live Music in Salt Lake City
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