Filming Locations: Where was The Lone Ranger filmed?

Lone Ranger Filming Locations
Posted by Ra Moon
The mountain states have some of the top national parks in America, and The Lone Ranger was filmed in some of them. They are classic western movie locations that you don't have to miss in your ideal road trip to the heart of the United States. You can find a map with all these great outdoors in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico at the end of the post.

It's been a long time since Johnny Depp delivered some of his best films. Movies from independent film directors like Dead Man or Arizona Dream, also set in dusty American states. The Lone Ranger is a new blockbuster made from the team of Pirates of the Caribbean, just for the sake of pure entertainment, but it comes packed with magnificent filming locations:

Where was Lone Ranger filmed
What's a western without the steep hills of Monument Valley? This is the land of the Navajo Nation, today's in the borders of Utah and Arizona. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Lone Ranger locations
The spirit platform scene was filmed at Dead Horse Point, over the Colorado river in Utah. This same spot was used as filming location for Westworld series. Image Walt Disney Pictures and James Gordon

Totem Pole in Monument Valley
View over Totem Pole (still Monument Valley). The point is that every scene has to include one of these dramatic landmarks in the background, if possible. Image Walt Disney Pictures and J Brew

Arches National Park
There are more than 2,000 arches in Arches National Park. If you look closer at the left there's someone standing, so you can have an idea of the size of this sandstone formation. Image by Tom Coates

Mesa Arch Canyonlands National Park
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. The town of Moab is the natural base from where to explore the region.
Image by Taylor Bennett

Amasa Back
Amasa Back is a popular bike trail near Moab, with rounded boulders and natural features like this scary sinkhole. Image by Yann Ropars

New Mexico Shiprock
Next legendary spot, this time in New Mexico: Shiprock. Climbing Shiprock has been illegal since the seventies. Navajo people consider it sacred, the territory of the gods, like other mountains in the world (we are thinking in Uluru, Australia, or some peaks in the Himalayas). Image Walt Disney Pictures and Larry Lamsa

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.
Image by Ken Lund

White House Ruins
The White House Ruins, down into the Canyon de Chelly, can be visited for amazing views. The Anasazi tribes began to vacate the canyons about 1300 A.D, leaving behind more than 2,000 archeological sites. Image Walt Disney Pictures and Claire à Taiwan

Plaza Blanca
Plaza Blanca or the White Place in Abiquiú, New Mexico. This peaceful area has bizarrely shaped white cliffs that you can explore for free. Image by Margo Maier-Moul

Lone Ranger Mines
Up the canyon north of the town of Creede, Colorado, are some old spectacular mine ruins.
Image Walt Disney Pictures and Larry Myhre

Great Sand Dunes Movie Locations
Great Sand Dunes National Park in Alamosa, Colorado. A place to make you feel into another world. We've been travelling across four states, but if you check the map below, you can see that all these places are quite close to each other, and can be visited whilst following a route. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Goosenecks Horseshoe
As a bonus, another classic wallpaper: The Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River. Some more great national parks in the area not included in the film are Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Goblin Valley, the Petrified Forest or the Grand Canyon. Image by James Gordon

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