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Popular Filming Locations & Office Contacts

POPULAR FILMING LOCATIONS

OFFICE/CONTACT

CALIFORNIA SITES

Trona Pinnacles
At the Trona Pinnacles,
ancient spires of calcium carbonate, known as tufa, create a desert moonscape appreciated by recreationists and filmmakers alike.
  • TRONA PINNACLES
  • CUDDEBACK DRY LAKE
  • KOEHN DRY LAKE
  • JAWBONE OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE AREA (OHV)
  • DOVE SPRINGS OHV AREA
  • OLANCHA DUNES OHV AREA
  • SPANGLER HILLS OHV AREA
Ridgecrest Film Commission
100 W. California Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(800) 847-4830 Fax: (760) 375-8202

BLM Ridgecrest Field Office
300 S. Richmond Rd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-5400 Fax: (760) 384-5499
Peter Graves (760) 384-5429

  • PALEN SAND DUNES
  • PAINTED CANYON ROAD
  • BOX CANYON ROAD
  • WIND PARKS
BLM Palm Springs South Coast Field Office
690 Garnet Ave., P.O. BOX 1260
North Palm Springs, CA 92258-1260
(760) 251-4800 Fax: (760) 251-4899
Diane Gomez (760) 251-4852
  • IMPERIAL SAND DUNES
BLM El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-4400 Fax: (760) 337-4490
Dallas Meeks (760) 337-4453
  • ALABAMA HILLS
BLM Bishop Field Office
351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-5000 Fax: (760) 872-5050
Donna McMullen (760) 872-5021
  • JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA
  • DUMONT DUNES OHV AREA
  • SILURIAN DRY LAKE
  • SOGGY DRY LAKE
  • EL MIRAGE DRY LAKE
Inland Empire Film Commission
301 E. Vanderbilt Way, Ste. 100
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 890-1090 Fax (909) 890-1088
Sheri Davis (909) 377-7849 cell phone

BLM Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-6000 Fax (760) 252-6099
Janice Davis (760) 252-6015
  • IVANPAH DRY LAKE
  • AMBOY CRATER
  • BRISTOL DRY LAKE
  • CADIZ DUNES
  • CHEMEHUEVI WASH
BLM Needles Field Office
101 W. Spikes Road
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-7000 Fax: (760) 326-7099
Elaine Downing, 760-326-7003

NEVADA SITES

Red Rock Canyon
Nevada's Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area shows its splendid beauty.
(Photo by Chuck Ward)
  • JEAN DRY LAKE
  • BIG DUNE
  • ROACH DRY LAKE
  • RED ROCK CANYON NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA
BLM Las Vegas Field Office
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301
(702) 515-5000 Fax: (702) 515-5010
Cheryl Cote (702) 515-5104

UTAH SITES

'The Core' movie set at Mary Rock Cave east of Wendover, Utah
"The Core" movie set at Mary Rock Cave east of
Wendover, Utah
  • SPRING CREEK CANYONS
  • RED BERYL MINES
  • FRISCO AREA
BLM Cedar City Field Office
176 East D.L. Sargent Drive
Cedar City, UT 84720
(435) 586-2401 Fax: (435) 865-3058
Elaine Robinson (435) 865-3026
  • HIGHWAY 12 BELOW HEAD-OF-THE-ROCKS
  • THE LAMP STAND
  • KELLY GRADE
BLM Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
190 East Center Street
Kanab, UT 84741
(435) 644-4300
Filming Contact: Hugh Wolfe
(435) 644-4608, fax (435) 644- 4620
  • CORAL PINK SAND DUNES
  • VERMILION CLIFFS
  • ELEPHANT BUTTE
BLM Kanab Field Office
318 North 100 East
Kanab, Utah 84741
(435) 644-4600, fax (435) 644-4620
Filming Contact: Hugh Wolfe
(435) 644-4608
  • LONG CANYON,
  • MUSHROOM ROCK
  • SLICKROCK BIKE TRAIL
  • FISHER TOWERS, FISHER VALLEY
  • COLORADO RIVER, FOSSIL POINT
  • GEMINI BRIDGES TRAIL, KENS LAKE
  • DETERMINATION TOWERS
  • WILSON ARCH, LOOKING GLASS ROCK
  • WHITE WASH SAND DUNES
BLM Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2100 Fax: (435) 259-2106
Mary von Koch (435) 259-2128

Utah Film Commission

Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission
  • VALLEY OF THE GODS, U-95
  • MOKI DUGWAY
  • BUTLER WASH
  • NEWSPAPER ROCK
  • SAN JUAN RIVER
  • MULEY POINT
BLM Monticello Field Office
435 North Main Street
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535
(435) 587-1500 Fax: (435) 587-1518
Maxine Deeter (435) 587-1522
  • CLEVELAND-LLOYD DINOSAUR QUARRY
  • SWASEY BEACH RECREATION AREA
  • THE WEDGE OVERLOOK
  • GOBLIN VALLEY ROAD
  • MUDDY CREEK ROAD
BLM Price Field Office
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
(435) 636-3600 Fax: (435) 636-3657
Mark Mackiewicz (435) 636-3616
  • BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
BLM Salt Lake Field Office
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 977-4300 Fax: (801) 977-4397
Ray Kelsey (801) 977-4333
  • BROWNS PARK
  • GREEN & WHITE RIVERS
BLM Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 781-4400 Fax: (435) 781-4410
Cindy McKee (435) 781-4434
  • LITTLE SAHARA RECREATION AREA
BLM Fillmore Field Office
34 East 500 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
(435) 743-3100 Fax: (435) 743-3135
Clara Stevens (435) 743-0119

ALASKA
Carolyn Spoon (907) 271-4207

ARIZONA
Angela Mogel (602) 417-9536

CALIFORNIA
Joy Wehking (916) 978-4647

California Desert District
Jim Williams (909) 697-5390

COLORADO
John Beck (303) 239-3882

IDAHO
Cathie Foster (208) 373-3863

MONTANA / NORTH DAKOTA / SOUTH DAKOTA
Craig Haynes (406) 896-5040

NEW MEXICO
Cynthia Sandoval (505) 438-7602

NEVADA
Dennis Samuelson (775) 861-6532

OREGON / WASHINGTON
Pam Chappel (503) 808-6170

UTAH
Joe Incardine (801) 539-4118

WYOMING
Mel Schlagel (307) 775-6203
costumed riders on the Black Canyon Trail
In central Arizona, north of Phoenix, the Black Canyon Trail is a popular filming site for historical re-enactments of scenes from the American West. It also provides habitat for mule deer, javelinas, bobcats, quail, hummingbirds, and gila monsters.
Kokopelli's Trail
The elevations at Kokopelli's Trail - a premier mountain-bike trail stretching 140 miles between Loma, CO, and Moab, UT - rise to 8,400 feet.

For more information on film permitting, please contact Vanessa Engle.