SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

December 03, 2015 12:00 ET

Explore Colo. Film Locations: Tarantino's H8ful Eight Brings the State to the Big Screen

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2015) -  Quentin Tarantino's new western was filmed near the southwest Colorado town of Telluride. But, H8ful Eight is not the only big film to be shot in the state. Below is a sampling of feature films shot across Colorado. For more information, visit

H8ful Eight (Telluride). Tarantino headed to Telluride to film his new movie H8ful Eight, which is set to release in January 2016. Fourteeners and scenery surrounding Telluride will be featured throughout the film.

Badlands (Southeast). This 1973, Terrence Malick film was a love story filmed in several locations throughout Colorado including Rocky Ford, La Junta, Las Animas, Delhi and Otero County. Specific locations include the Bloom Mansion in Trinidad and the Rosemont Museum in Pueblo.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Southwest). In 1969, William Goldman wrote this famous western. Several scenes were filmed in southwest Colorado including on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in the New Sheridan Bar in Telluride and on the Animas River in Durango. 

Catch and Release (Boulder). In 2006, Jennifer Garner walked along Pearl Street Mall, the most iconic street in Boulder for Catch and Release. The movie was also shot at several other locations throughout Boulder.

Dumb and Dumber (Breckenridge, Estes Park). While Dumb and Dumber is set to take place in Aspen, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels (Lloyd and Harry) actually headed to the town of Breckenridge and to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park in 1994 to film the comedy.

Furious 7 (Colorado Springs). Remember that wild scene in Furious 7 (2015) that has the cast falling out of a plane in cars onto a mountain? The scene was filmed on Pikes Peak (or "America's Mountain") in Colorado Springs and along Monarch Pass.

How the West Was Won (Southwest). How the West Was Won takes viewers through the country in this western expansion film. Locations including Silverton, Durango, Montrose and most notably, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in La Junta were all featured in the film.

Lone Ranger (Creede, Alamosa). In 2013, the Lone Ranger crew spent almost a month filming the remake of the western film in Creede and Alamosa. While filming in his role as Tonto, Johnny Depp signed autographs at the Town Hall and was seen shopping at the local store, Rare Things.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Glenwood Springs). Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, features epic battles between the couple. The climbing chase scene was filmed in 2005 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Breckenridge). Nobody can forget the scene in the Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) takes the family to get the Griswold family Christmas tree, which was filmed in 1989 in Breckenridge.

Silver City (Front Range). In 2004, the historic, mountain town of Leadville welcomed the cast and crew of Silver City to film on their Main Street. The film was also shot at the Argo Gold Mine in Idaho Springs, Cherokee Castle and Ranch in Sedalia and several locations throughout Denver.

True Grit (Southwest). In 1969, this western brought its cast to the stunning San Juan Mountains in the southwest. The courtroom scenes were filmed at the Ouray County Courthouse in Ouray while other scenes in the movie were shot in Montrose, Gunnison and Ridgeway.

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