Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump Stops Running

Forrest Gump Stops Running

After running for more than three years Forrest Gump suddenly stops and decides to go back home. The desert road, as well as the stunning panoramic view where he stops, are near the Utah-Arizona border in the United States. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

“I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.”

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Where did they film the “Desert Running” scene? 

The scene when Forrest Gump suddenly stops running in the middle of the road and decides to return back home, are shot in Navajo Nation Reservation in Utah, United States. The chain of hills, also called buttes, in the background are part of the Monument Valley which lies on the Utah/Arizona Border.     


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.

The scene filmed at Monument Vally:

Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) is still running after he started three years ago for no special reason. He crossed the country a couple of times and on his way, he gained a  group of followers. As they run on a desert road with the Monument Vally behind them, Forrest suddenly stops running. He turns around and says that he is tired and he is going home now. While he is walking towards the group they make space for him and you hear somebody says, “Now what are we supposed to do?“. - Monument Valley
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