PHOTOS – The Lone Ranger film shoot at Monument Valley

It’s a long road leading to Monmument Valley in Utah and a long way to go to be so close to a film shoot at such an extreme location. Ok, it wasn’t planned but was something we just happened to discover on a month vacation across the breadth of America.

The road to Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument Valley
The distinctive red stone shone in the Spring sunlight creating a fantastic back-drop for the latest version to be made of The Lone Ranger film in 2013.

Starring Johnny Depp as Tonto the filming took place in late March with a whole cascade of lorries, equipment and props being delivered to the site ready for the actor’s arrival.
Film shoot at Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument ValleyFilm shoot at Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument Valley
A stream of lorries littered the normally vacant landscape and was labelled as ‘Base Camp’ for the production. They weren’t just at one specific point but in a few locations dotted around the Navajo Tribal Park! What a backdrop!
Film shoot at Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument Valley
Locations and scenes were being set-up by crew but it seems Johnny Depp and all the cast were arriving just as we had to depart and visit Las Vegas! (it’s a hardlife!)
It was rumoured that this truck below was his residence for his stay here.
Film shoot at Monument Valley
Film shoot at Monument Valley

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