Thanks to Colorado’s natural beauty, tons of production companies send their film crews to the Centennial State in search of the perfect landscape for a film backdrop. From classics like “Dumb and Dumber” to new hits like “Furious 7,” there’s a good chance you’ve already seen Colorado on the silver screen. If you’re looking to make a grand tour that visits the most famous film locations in the state, this is the road trip for you to see locations of movies filmed in Colorado. As with a lot of our road trips, we’ll start where we’re headquartered in Colorado Springs. Feel free to hop onto this itinerary anywhere along the loop.

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Here’s an overview of each stop to see locations of movies filmed in Colorado!

1. Colorado Springs – Cop Car (2015)

Shot just outside of the Springs, you’ll recognize the stretching grasslands as well as a few streets.

2. Denver – Blades of Glory (2007) and Return of the Ghostbusters (2007)

If you want to see the film location for Blades of Glory, you’ll need to visit the Pepsi Center. But hey, that’s just a great excuse to see a concert!

3. Estes Park – The Shining (1997)

No, no, no, not the 1980 movie by the same name, the TV series remake. While many people believe that the original film was shot in Colorado, it was actually shot in an English movie studio and at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon. However, the 1997 TV series had scenes shot at the hotel that inspired it all, the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

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Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

4. Breckenridge – Christmas Vacation (1989)

What better place to take the family for Christmas vacation than Breckenridge, right?

5. Glenwood Canyon – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Get up close and personal with a few of the sheer canyon walls that made this action movie so awesome.

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The Colorado River flowing through Glenwood Canyon.

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6. Aspen – Dumb and Dumber (1994)

This film also had scenes shot in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Estes Park.

7. Telluride – Hateful Eight (2015)

When this film crew came to town, they brought a party with them. Just ask people around Telluride and they’ll surely have some stories to tell.

8. Alamosa – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

This film also had scenes shot in Cortez, Pagosa Springs and Antonito.

9 . Durango-Silverton Railway Line – The Prestige (2006)

You might have to get out of the car to really take this one in. This film has scenes shot in collaboration with the Durango-Silverton Railway Line, as well as in Telluride.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado.

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10. Durango – Cliffhanger (1993)

Not only were parts of this movie shot in Durango, it actually features scenes shot all around the Colorado Rockies

11. Creede – The Lone Ranger (2013)

Known for it’s beautiful landscape and unique rock formations, Creede got plenty of national attention after being featured in this film starring Johnny Depp.

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Downtown Creede, Colorado.

12. Woodland Park – Furious 7 (2015)

If you really want to get a look at where this film was shot, you’ll need to hit the Pikes Peak Highway. While this location is advertised as another mountain in a completely different country in the movie itself, you’ll recognize the winding roads and beautiful landscape of Pikes Peak during a chase scene that involves parachutes on vehicles.

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Pikes Peak Highway Colorado. Road winding to top of 14000 foot mountain near Colorado Springs, CO.

13. Colorado Springs at Peterson Air Force Base – Independence Day (1996)

Generally, this is a base that members of the public can not tour. However, you can visit the Peterson Air Force Base Museum. Keep in mind that access to this museum is controlled as a security measure.

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