Utah is the Crossroads of the American West — Explorers, Trappers, Outlaws, Pioneers, the Railroad, Cowboys and Indians - all found their way into Utah's amazing story. As far as the Old West goes, Utah is the real deal. The connection Utah has with the Old West still lives on in the lives of many Utahns. Being a part of Utah's heritage, the cowboy culture thrives in the lives of those living and working on one of the State's many ranches and farms. The romance of life under the stars in a spectacular setting of mountains, mesas, and colorful buttes and spires were made famous by the many John Wayne movies filmed in Utah in the iconic Monument Valley.