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Monday, July 08, 2013

Visit Scenic Spots Shown In “The Lone Ranger”

Much of the Disney movie The Lone Ranger was shot in southeastern Utah, in the Moab and Monument Valley areas, where the scenery is pure Western America cowboy country.

The Utah Office of Tourism has put together this itinerary to guide people to spots featured prominently in the movie. The itinerary includes a map and is illustrated by photos and videos.

Fordors.com has this article describing the itinerary. It also has stunning photos showing some of the movie locations. Below is the article headline and lead, and then one of the videos provided by the Utah Office of Tourism.

Step Into: Disney's The Lone Ranger

Disney' and Jerry Bruckheimer's new twist on the classic action Western film The Lone Ranger opened nationwide yesterday, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

Most of the film's scenes were shot in the wild and vast landscapes of Utah. So trekking through this great Western state is as close as you can get to feeling like you were actually in the movie. (That and walking around with a black mask on. Or face paint.) Monument Valley, Arches National Park, the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park, and the outdoor-adventure lovers' city of Moab—not to mention the state's gorgeous red-rock arches and boulders—are thrust into the spotlight in this film. It's easy to see why: this state is home to five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, and 43 state parks.


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