Forrest Gump Point

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Forrest Gump Point
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Highway US 163, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
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John S
Cape Coral, FL834 contributions
Apr 2021
Being a fan of the movie and Tom Hanks, visiting this site was put on my bucket list several years ago and planned into our itinerary of our current cross country trip.

Since we were traveling northbound, we had to watch in the rear view mirror to see the iconic buttes and spires to know when to stop. Actually, it wasn't difficult to tell when we were there because of all the people in the middle of the road trying to take selfies and the cars parked on the side. I stopped at a pullover a tenth of a mile before the top of the hill to get my photos so there would be no other people in the shots.

I find it amazing how a movie can make such an iconic stopping place out of one of many beautiful landscapes of the Monument Valley.
Written April 26, 2021
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AussiePD
Alexandra Hills, Australia2,011 contributions
Mar 2020
Before we went to Monument valley I had looked this up on the internet and Google Maps so knew exactly where to 'slow down' and look for the sign.
What I wasn't overly prepared for was the number of cars and people standing in or sitting in the road taking 'selfies' and pictures of others.
Given that cars are coming through at 65 its like a game of chicken.
We went through this point early morning going north and there were cars and people stopped at 3 different spots.
When we came back through just before sunset, same deal - at least 4 lots of people taking photos.
Even without the Forrest Gump link this is a logically great place to take photos.
Written March 19, 2020
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Jay W
Beaver Dam, WI219 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
It’s not too hard to find the spot, just look for all of the people parked on the side of the road. It is hard to get a quiet shot with good lighting unless you’re very patient. Be careful on the road because the hill blocks traffic view from the North. The Forrest Gump sign is on the West side of the road.
Written March 18, 2021
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Jenny M
Denver, CO16 contributions
Jun 2020
Came up here at 5.45pm this week, there was a dark cloud in the sky so we came back at 10am the next day and got a great clear blue sky picture of the backdrop, it's a pretty impressive view. There was only 1 or 2 other cars at the time there so it was great to have the place almost to ourselves. It is a busy stretch of road and cars drive fast (65 speed limit) so you need to have someone watch for cars if you're taking pictures in the middle of the road. Stay safe and enjoy!
Written June 6, 2020
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Terry W
Jordan, MN109 contributions
Sep 2021
There are now so many cars and roadside stands here selling native jewelry, pottery, etc., that you cannot take a nice photo here. I don't want to begrudge anyone the opportunity to make a buck, but why ruin the view??
Written September 29, 2021
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Thomas K
phoenix, United States23 contributions
May 2021
A stop at Forrest Gump Point is a chance to reminisce with our all American folk hero, Forrest Gump. An incredible stretch of highway, magnificent cliffs on the skyline and a historic site where you feel you can mingle with Forrest as he ended his cross country run at this very spot. The countryside remains as dramatic as ever. Definately a worthwhile stop if you are a GUMPER. A new sign replaces the tattered original to the west of the highway. Definately a safer photo op there than in the middle of the road. Happy travels.
Written June 6, 2021
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Chaz King
Knoxville, TN38 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
In my opinion, this was the most iconic scene in a very iconic film. With that being said, let me warn you. This thing is OUT THERE! Unless you’re staying in Kayenta, you’re looking at a good 2-3 hours out and back through “the nothing.” One note, if you enter 163 in Kayenta it will take you around and behind the monuments. But once you take that last right and left you will see fools like us taking shots in the middle of the road at the top of the hill. Also seeing this in the Summer months can be iffy. Sandstorms can kick off and shut down the scenery real quick. Be careful with traffic but it’s usually light but be alert. Hope this help!
Written April 23, 2022
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We drove Highway 163 northbound. The photo stop is at mile marker 13, looking backward. For south bound traffic, the mile marker is 14.
There were not too many cars at the pullover stop since it was on a Sunday. There were a number of people standing in the middle of the road taking photos. The driving speed limit is 70 mph and there were cars traveling on the road. A note of caution for both the drivers and vacationers at this stretch of road. The best is to stay on the road side for the photos.
Written April 21, 2021
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BruinDan
Fullerton, CA2,353 contributions
Oct 2020
Located north of Monument Valley on US Scenic Highway 163, Forrest Gump Point is the iconic spot where Forrest ended his epic run in the 1994 film, with views of Monument Valley behind him. (NOTE that if you’re using Google Maps to find this location, it’s listed as “Forrest Gump Hill.”) There are large turnouts on both sides of the road (there’s even a road marker) where people pull over and run out into the middle of the road to get a photo or selfie of this famous view.

There are times of the day and year when this spot can be very busy with tourists and photographers trying to get their photo opportunity. Be patient as you wait your turn, have a spotter watch for traffic, and you too will be able to grab a photo of this memorable vista!
Written October 14, 2020
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Deserted Dave
New Mexico352 contributions
Mar 2020
Been here, several times, and keep coming back. For whatever reason, I'm drawn to this entire area (to include alley of the Gods). Keep in mind this is located on the Navajo Reservation, so please respect that. Last time I drove through, all the Native American vendors were still closed; the communities are also still closed to the public.
Written June 19, 2020
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