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Is this airliner-shaped lake real?

It does remotely look like an airplane as Google Maps / Earth reveals:
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Is this airliner-shaped lake real?

It's clearly visible in Google Maps, where you'll also notice that it is much larger than a real airliner. The human brain is very good at recognizing pattern, and in your case it identified this ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Saguaro cactus are native specifically to the Sonoran desert. This photo outlines where the Sonoran desert is located. According to this TripAdvisor thread, you will not see them 20 minutes north of ...
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Where is this Utah triangle monolith located?

EDIT: The monolith has now apparently been removed. Link. The answer below relates to when the monolith was still in existence. Its location is apparently here, which is at 38°20'35.2"N 109°39'...
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Where is this on highway 24/highway 12 in Utah?

OK, It's called the Hite Crossing Bridge, and a Street View shot is available at this link that best matches the angle you have. It confused me for a bit as yours is using a long lens, but you can '...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

You can find Saguaro in South Mountain Park on the south side of Phoenix. Here's a screenshot from Google Street View showing a couple:
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Since you mentioned those two particular shows, you can find the exact shooting locations from IMDb Westworld locations Moab, UT (several different locations) Monument Valley, AZ (which you have ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

So, according to the National Parks Service: Weekly Passes Weekly passes are non-transferable and are valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase. Weekly passes may be upgraded ...
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Is this airliner-shaped lake real?

That's Pineview Reservoir. It has a three-fingered shape (or fuselage-and-wings shape) because it was built at the confluence of several streams. It is indeed a real body of water, but not ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

New Mexico also has a variety of landscapes, many of which are similar to the described ones. Lincoln National Forest is humongous and has a great deal of paths, roads, and other ways to traverse ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

You want 1 America the Beautiful Pass. (I don't think there is any such thing as a "US Parks Pass". Your link, usparkpass.com, is just a third-party site selling the same America the ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

I have no source to prove this, but from several personal experiences, here is what you can do: you enter by car and buy a pass for the car. Turn right around and park outside Use the shuttle to ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Your segment from Palm Springs to Phoenix will probably be along I-10, which passes through Blythe at the Colorado River between Yuma and Lake Havasu City. There will be scattered saguaro all along ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

I've visited Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, and both are kinda "desert-ish", while the one on the picture looks more Nothern (since there's grass and trees, sometimes even forests). If you want ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

As a Utah native who loves Zions, has lived in Southern Utah and well, generally treats that area as his backyard I can't help but answer this. Answer: We are at the end of the summer season and ...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

Leaving the Phoenix area to the east along Highway 60, there are many many Saguaro between Apache Junction and Superior. Leaving the Phoenix area to the south along the I-10, once you leave the ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

jazzcat's photo shows "The Priest" and "The Rectory" in Castle Valley, Utah, from the north. Castle Valley is just NE of Moab, Utah. It's an area familiar to rock climbers. photo and area info on ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Some destinations that come to mind: The Badlands (in South Dakota) Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota) The Grand Canyon (Arizona) The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest (Arizona) ...
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If I visit the Temple Of Sinawava at Zion National Park, how close can we get with our car?

During the main season at the park (spring to fall, essentially), private vehicles are banned on the main park roads. There would simply be too many of them. You can park in various parking areas ...
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Which road shall I take from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT: I-80 or I-70 w/ US-6?

Nobody is talking about traffic. The traffic on I 25 between Cheyenne and devore is absolutely horrendous. Either direction. Especially during rush hour. I am a truck driver and I avoid it at all ...
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I've flown into SLC Airport 3 times in the winter to ski at the resorts in Park City and once for Deer Valley and have rented a car each time. I've never had a problem with driving due to the snow. ...
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Getting around and parking in Bryce Canyon when the shuttle is not operating

Sunset Point (and all the other named points in Bryce) all have parking lots of various sizes, as well as a well paved Rim Trail that connects all of them. In particular, Sunset Point's parking lot ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Big Bend National Park in Texas. This is the largest National Park in the 48 States...as I recall, it is about 750,000 acres. It is all desert, semi-desert and mountains. Google it.
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Red Rock State Park in Sedona Arizona I highly recommend Sedona, Arizona and Red Rock State Park just outside of Sedona. I have visited here before and the red colors of the mountains are breath-...
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Which road shall I take from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT: I-80 or I-70 w/ US-6?

Here's some things to consider. Some people go I-80 to Laramie and down through Fort Collins into Denver. However, Fort Collins has developed and more stoplights will slow you down. Now some people ...
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How should I prepare for potential flooding in Utah and Arizona?

If you're in a canyon or gully and it starts raining hard (> 5 mins), get to higher ground ASAP. This should be obivous, but perhaps not. Most serious trouble from flash flooding come from people ...
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Getting from Salt Lake City airport to Park City by public transport on a weekend night

From what I can see on the official UTA website, it is impossible to get farther than Salt Lake City on a Sunday night. It is possible to take the 704 to the Arena station as the last train departs ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

It looks like all the options are annual. The guidance for pass use states: What does the Annual Pass cover? The Annual Pass admits pass owner/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per-...
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Finding big cacti between Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

There is also Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden 10 miles away from downtown Las Vegas. According to the pictures from Google Maps, there are some big cacti there (I don't know whether they are Saguaro ...
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