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Lake Powell makes the Movie Star A-List

Calling all movie buffs out there with an adventurous side. You may not know this, but Lake Powell isn’t without it’s top billing movie star side. Over the past few decades, more than a handful of movies and TV shows have been filmed on different locations near and around the lake. You may want to dust off some of these old movies before you head on vacation to see if you can “spot” any of these locations during your travel in this area!

Compliments of the IMDB we have gathered up some you may want to add to your MUST SEE List!
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Horse Shoe Bend, Colorado River, Page Arizona

John Carter

Planet of the Apes (2001) | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.  [Read More]

John Carter (2012) | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians.  [Read More]

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) | Western

Missouri farmer Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.  [Read More]

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) | Biblical Epic

An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.  [Read More]  |  [See Photos Before Lake was filled]

Planet of the Apes (1968) | Adventure, Sci-Fi

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.  [Read More]

Gravity (2013) | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.  [Read More]

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Maverick (1994) | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.  [Read More]

The Amazing Race (2001– ) | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to ‘amazing’ locations. [Read More]

Miracle Valley (2022) | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An obsessive photographer and his girlfriend are invited to a desert getaway in search of an ultra-rare bird.  [Read More]

Hands of Steel (1986) | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him.  [Read More]

Million Dollar Mystery (1987) | Comedy, Mystery

A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant whena man drops dead of a heart attack.  [Read More]

Thunder (1983) | Action, Crime, Drama

A native American named Thunder returns home only to find that his ancestral burial ground is being destroyed by construction workers.  [Read More]

Butte with Blue Skies

Planet of the Apes

TimeScapes (2012) | Documentary

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe.  [Read More]

Last Resort (1996) | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine young men and women, deemed unmanageable by both anguished parents and a society grown weary of drug users, gang members and thieves, are given one last chance.  [Read More]

Rulon Gardner Won’t Die (2021) | Documentary

The astonishing true story of Rulon Gardner, a dairy farmer from Wyoming who shocked the world at the Sydney Olympics, overcoming 2000 to 1 odds.  [Read More]

The Manhunt (1984) | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt.  [Read More]

Aurora (1998) | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 22nd century, seven explorers set out on a mission to Earth.  [Read More]

50 Over (2019) | Documentary, Sport

50 Over is a documentary film that follows four friends as they travel to all 50 states, in 50 days, stopping in each state to play a round of golf.  [Read More]

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