Films Shot or Set in Colorado

When deciding which area to focus next on my cinematic travelogue, I just happened to be watching a program about the lovely state of Colorado. At once I started to look into what films were shot or set in, what is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful states of these United States. I have visited on two separate occasions and on each occasion I come to love the state all the more.

For this set, I have separated the list between films shot and set in Colorado.

Shot in Colorado:

  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Pat and Mike (1952)
  • The Razor’s Edge (1946)
  • Away We Go (2009)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Set (in part or in whole) in Colorado:

  • The Prestige (2006)
  • The Shining (1980)

One note about my final selection, The Shining: I usually do not go for films in the thriller/horror genre, but I decided to give this one a chance on the basis of Kubrick’s involvement. Let’s just say it has left an indelible mark in my cinema-going conscious. The irony of course being that Stephen King was less than thrilled with Kubrick’s imagining of his source material.

So did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below.

(Unfortunately I have not taken any photographs from my trips, so all of the images you see are stock photography/Creative Commons).



  1. I remember Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was shot in CO, but didn’t know about Butch Cassidy. You’d think there’d be more adventure/ski-related films shot in the Rockies??
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  2. Pound-for-pound, the Shining is arguably the creepiest movie that I have still witnessed to this day.
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