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Movies filmed in Moab...


We have been relaxing and watching a lot of movies. We searched for movies that were filmed in the Moab area and were surprised to find so many. I am going to paste the info below for anyone staying in Moab. We have visited many of the places shown below, it is so cool to watch movies or even commercials filmed where you are staying. I hope you enjoy.

Movies filmed in our area range from the old John Wayne classics to more recent hits such as Geronimo, City Slickers II, and Mission Impossible II.

Moab Area Movie

Since 1949 the Moab area has been a popular location for Hollywood movies. Movies filmed in our area range from the old John Wayne classics to more recent hits such as Geronimo, City Slickers II, and Mission Impossible II. Thelma and Louise took their final leap into the Colorado River from along the Shafer Trail under Dead Horse Point near Moab! Numerous commercials, and more recently music videos, have been filmed here.

In existence for 60 years, the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission holds the title of the longest running film commission in North America.

Utah Native George White saw the need for a film commission when John Ford had expressed such interest in the Moab and Monument Valley areas. Originating with Stagecoach in 1939, and filming Wagon Master ten years later, Mr. White officially established the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission in 1949.

As a result of the rich filming history, the Moab area has an established crew base and ample production services capable of accommodating just about any project, large or small.

Films Made in the Area

1939 - Stagecoach

1949 - Wagon Master

1950 - Rio Grande

1953 - Taza, son of Cochise

1958 - Warlock

1959 - Ten Who Dared

1961 - Comancheros

1963 - The Greatest Story Ever Told

1963 - Cheyenne Autumn

1964 - Rio Conchos

1966 - Wild Rovers

1966 - Fade In

1967 - Blue

1975 - Against a Crooked Sky

1982 - Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

1984 - Choke Canyon

1985 - MacGyver

1987 - Nightmare at Noon

1988 - Sundown: Vampires in Retreat

1988 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1990 - Thelma and Louise

1992 - Knights

1992 - Slaughter of the Innocents

1993 - Geronimo: An American Legend

1993 - City Slickers II: The Search for Curly's Gold

1993 - Lightning Jack

1994 - The Great American West

1995 - Larger Than Life

1995 - Riders of the Purple Sage

1996 - Breakdown

1996 - Con-Air

1997 - Lost Treasure of Dos Santos

1998 - Chill Factor

1998 - Galaxy Quest

1999 - The Adventures of Joe Dirt

1999 - Mission Impossible II

1999 - Vertical Limit

2000 - Nurse Betty

2001 - Touched by an Angel

2002 - Austin Powers 3

2005 - Don't Come Knocking

2007 - The Canyon

2008 - Star Trek

2009 - Remember I'll Always Love You

2010 - 127 Hours

2010 - John Carter of Mars

2010 - Guns, Girls, and Gambling

Moab Movie Locations

Take a drive down any of the following highways to catch a glimpse of the places where many of these movies were filmed. Although the sets for these movies no longer exist, the scenery is timeless.

Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway (U-128)

Onion Creek, Fisher Towers, Ida Gulch, White's Ranch (Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge), Castle Valley, Professor Valley, Big Bend, Hittle Bottom, Castle Rock (Castle Valley turnoff), Harley Bates Ranch, Lawson Ranch (Professor Valley turnoff), Hauer Ranch, Hook `n' Ladder Area - Scenic Byway Driving Tour

Dead Horse Point Mesa Scenic Byway (U-313)

Dead Horse Point State Park, Green River Overlook (Canyonlands National Park), Island in the Sky (Canyonlands National Park) - Scenic Byway Driving Tour

Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway (U-279)

Shafer Trail, Shafer Trail Overlook, Potash, Fossil Point, Pucker Pass, Long Canyon, Wall Street - Scenic Byway Driving Tour

North Highway 191

Arches National Park, Seven Mile Canyon, Bull Canyon, Ten Mile Rd

South Highway 191

Monument Valley, La Sal, San Juan County, Lake Powell

Highway 211

Dugout Ranch, Marie Ogden Settlement

1-70

Cisco,Thompson Springs, Ruby Ranch (exit 173), Green River City, Goblin Valley State Park, Floy Wash (exit 173), Little Wild Horse Canyon

Other Locations

Kane Creek, Sand Flats, Byrd's Ranch, Moab City, Pack Creek Ranch, Ken's Lake. Mill Creek Canyon, Flat Pass

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