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Find Adventure at Westworld's Filming Locations

With Season 2 all wrapped up (holy smokes that ending), we thought we'd do a little research on some of the magnificent locations from Westworld so far.

By: Kyle Frost + Save to a List

Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Just outside of Moab, Dead Horse Point provided the backdrop of this season 1 scene with the Man in Black. Horseshoe Bend tends to get all the sunrise vista love, but I personally think Dead Horse takes the cake. Moab (and a few other filming locations) are right next door, with plenty of mountain biking, hiking, and canyoneering nearby. 

Photo Credit: Kyle Frost

Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks, located in southern California, has been an iconic backdrop decades. You might recognize it from several episodes of Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. All in all, over 200 films and shows have used this area to film. For Westworld, it's the location of a very important church/town in the first season.

Photo Credit: Sassy Resuello

Lake Powell

The Lake Powell area features heavily in Season 2. This is the location for the flooded Valley Beyond and plays a key role throughout the season. Many scenes are also filmed in the greater Glen Canyon area, from aerial shots of the canyons and more. 

Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Photo by Rainer Krienke

Trona Pinnacles

You might recognize these amazing tufa formations from the season 2 finale, as the Hosts approach the Valley Beyond. You'll find these in California, near Death Valley National Park.

Photo Credit: Sal Cavazos

Highway 128 and Castle Valley

Just outside of Arches National Park, Highway 128 was used for the train ride into the park. They actually filmed the train scenes by putting a train car on the back of a flatbed truck and driving up and down the highway! You might recognize shots of the Colorado River or Castleton Tower while on this drive.

Credit: Holly Mandarich

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Want to re-live Akecheta's spiritual journey to find the Valley Beyond? Some of the most stunning scenes of this season were shot in Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park. It's in southern Utah, about 45 minutes southwest of Zion National Park.

Credit: Sarah Levant

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