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Forrest Gump Hill

Mexican Hat, Utah

based on 8 reviews


Added by Michael Gabbert

Forrest Gump Hill is a quick 8.2-mile drive from the Arizona/Utah border or 2-mile drive from the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley. Enjoy iconic American Southwest landscape views.

If you are in or around Monument Valley, the drive and corresponding effort to get to Forrest Gump Hill is minimal. The location is known most notably as the spot where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run in the movie. It's also simply an unbelievable view.

From the most iconic site within Monument Valley, the Mitten Buttes, take Indian Route 42 East 3.7 miles to the West and turn right onto US-163N. Drive an additional 8 miles at this point.

You will then see a turn-off area on your left, along with a 4 ft wide sign which reads ‘Forrest Gump Hill’. This is the spot. To the south, you’ll see sweeping views of Monument Valley and US-163 shooting straight as an arrow before taking a dramatic right turn, miles down the road.

If you want to take pictures (and if you’ve come this far, why wouldn’t you?!), your best bet will be to take it from the middle of US-163. Ensure no traffic is coming from either direction and snap away.

The exact GPS coordinates are (37.101647, -109.990675). 

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Forrest Gump Hill Reviews

This is an absolute must if you are traveling through the area. It's such an iconic spot to take a photo

If you're here, you have to stop for the photo! It's wonderful with sunrise and sunset, can't wait to go back!!

Conveniently located to lots of SW adventures! We were in a bit of a hurry, so didn't get to take a ton of pictures, but still snapped a few and are grateful we had the opportunity to stop. So definitely stop!

Photograph at sunrise or sunset if possible.

The views from this point are beyond incredible - we were lucky enough to time our visit just right with a rainstorm and got to see a rainbow over the valley, too. The sign is no longer there, which is a bit of a bummer, but if you love Forrest Gump it doesn't matter - you can tell exactly where you are!

My friends and I skated down the road on our longboards! IT WAS INCREDIBLE!

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