'Once Upon a Time in the West' Filming Location - Atlas Obscura

'Once Upon a Time in the West' Filming Location

Mexican Hat, Utah

This arch was featured prominently in the film.  

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This is one of two locations filmed in the United States as most of the movie was filmed in Spain. It is the location of what remains of the historical hanging arch from the movie. The film was released in 1968.

Once Upon a Time in The West starring Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, and Jason Robards was filmed at more than 11 locations. Among them La Calahorra in La Calahorra, Spain. 

This location is not far from Forrest Gump Point, the location where the titular character from the 1994 film declared that it was time to go home.

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This location will require a roughly two-mile-round trip hike to reach unless you're traveling by ATV or four-wheel drive.

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