Filming Locations: Where was The Lone Ranger filmed?

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 on your ideal road trip to the heart of the United States. The movie travels to great outdoors of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Lone Ranger Filming Locations

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 by the team of Pirates of the Caribbean that 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 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 a filming location of the 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: the Shiprock.

Climbing Shiprock, an iconic peak that was also featured in the 2021 Tom Hanks movie, Finch, 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 of 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.

Some more great national parks in the area not included in the film are Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Goblin Valley, the Petrified Forest, also known as the Grand Canyon.
Image by James Gordon


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