Utah national parks make their mark in movies
Published: June 25, 2012 11:18AM
Updated: June 25, 2012 11:18AM
Susan Sarandon (left) and Geena Davis in "Thelma & Louise," filmed in Utah. (courtesy photo)

And the award for best cameo by a national park in a movie goes to ...

Well, that's for you to decide -- but according to a list printed on the website Mother Nature News, four of the top 10 are in Utah.

The four are:

• Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, for "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

• Zion National Park, for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)

• Arches National Park, for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)

• Canyonlands National Park, for "Thelma & Louise" (1991)

Honorable mentions included the biblical epic "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965, filmed in part at Arches, Canyonlands and Glen Canyon); the Clint Eastwood mountain-climbing thriller "The Eiger Sanction" (1975, filmed partly at Zion); and the John Travolta/Christian Slater military action drama "Broken Arrow" (1996, filmed in part at Glen Canyon).