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“Perfect scene for Western Movies”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Lone Pine
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Owner description: Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location for movies and television.
Villach, Austria
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235 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Perfect scene for Western Movies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Movie Road ist the best way to visit Lathe Arch, Moebius Arch and the Eye of Alabama. If you drive 4,4 miles from the start of the dirt road, you will see 2 very interesting formations: Boot Arch and Cyclop's Skull Arch,

Visited October 2013
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Carlsbad, CA
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“Love the Alabama Hills (aka the Movie Rocks)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

You will enjoy this area far more, if you experience it by getting out of your vehicle and hiking through the rock formations. Plus the rocks themselves are really easy and fun to climb around on because of their unusual texture.

Visited November 2013
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“Bolders, Mt. Witney, Rock Arches, RV Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Passed by this place many time on way to Mammoth to ski. Never knew it was there. A place where a lot of movies have been filmed. They even have a yearly event to celebrate the movies and people come from all over. There are some hidden arches that photographers have been using for years and you have probably seen them but did not realize it was in the Alabama Hills. One of the shots is through the arch with Mt. Witney and others in the background. The arch may look huge but it is about 10 feet long. Don't bother looking for it, hard to find unless you know someone who knows how to get there. There are several arches. It is also a good place to dry camp in an RV or tent. It is free and there are hundreds of places to camp and no one is near you.

Visited October 2013
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Middle Tennessee
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Old western shows bonanza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

As a fan of old westerns (like Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Randolph Scot, etc), I wanted to visit the site where many westerns were filmed. I was not disappointed, as parts of the Alabama Hills look as they did 40 years ago (with the exception of some campers and power lines). The rock formations are unique, unlike any that I have ever seen.

I felt like I had been here before. In a way, I had.

Visited October 2013
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Waterloo, Ontario
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124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great climbing in classic western scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Was here to climb, didn't do the movie tour thing, but would be interesting with a family group. Lots of great moderate climbing, almost the same rock as Joshua Tree, but with generally mluch safer bolting and anchors. Very easy access, a fun place to take a larger group of varying abilities. Could see spending a few days here, only had time for one on this trip.

Visited October 2013
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