In the Spotlight: 9 Movies That Were Filmed in Glenwood Springs

The phrase “location is everything” applies as much to the film industry as it does to the real estate biz. A great setting can help movie producers bring their vision to the big screen. Credits that keep Colorado destinations like Glenwood Springs on Hollywood’s location A-list include 300 days of blue skies per year, jaw-dropping topography and historic attractions.

The Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media (“COFTM”) lists 9 films that include scenes shot in or around Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In 1926, The Great K & A Train Robbery starring Tom Mix was one of the first movies ever filmed in Colorado; it featured scenes in Glenwood Canyon and at the historic Glenwood Springs Train Depot, two locations that continue to draw Hollywood’s eye.

Movies featuring Glenwood Springs, Colorado include:

  1. Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  2. For Love of the Game starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston
  3. Tall Tale with Patrick Swayze and Oliver Platt
  4. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a Steven Seagal movie that also featured Katherine Heigl
  5. Flashback with Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland and Carol Kane
  6. Messenger of Death starring Charles Bronson
  7. Vanishing Point, a 1970s cult hit
  8. Pressure Point starring Hollywood greats Sydney Poitier, Bobby Darrin and Peter Falk
  9. The Great K & A Train Robbery starring the original Hollywood cowboy, Tom Mix

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PHOTO: A crew filming in Glenwood Canyon for the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith is featured on the cover of trade publication “Production Update” in 2004.