Mexican Hat, Utah: Forrest Gump Scenic Viewpoint

Fans of the 1994 film Forrest Gump make it a point to pose at the spot where he ended his cross-country jog. Home-made "Run Ended" Gump signs were replaced with official "Scenic Turnout" signs in 2022. Utah doesn't want people blocking the road to take photos.

Address:
US Hwy 163, Mexican Hat, UT
Directions:
Pullouts and signs on both sides of US-163, just north of milepost 13.
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Forrest Gump Stopped Running Here

Drove by on December 15, 2021. There are "No Stopping or Standing" signs covering a half-mile before and after this spot.

[Brian Knight, 01/01/2022]

There's a pull-off next to the sign. The problem is that people have either been parking their cars on the highway (!) or standing on the center line of the highway to take their photos. Tourists should park off the road and take snapshots next to the off-the-road sign.

Forrest Gump sign, July 2021.

Forrest Gump Stopped Running Here

We just stopped by the Forrest Gump sign in Monument Valley, as mentioned on your site, and wanted to let you know that the sign has been replaced.

[Kathy, 07/23/2021]
Forest Gump Stopped Here

We searched and searched for the sign but could not find it. We think it may have been taken down as there is a sign that says no stopping or standing. Don't tell me you saw it after July 2021 as I will be so disappointed.

[Stella, 07/23/2021]

We definitely won't be the ones to deliver the bad news.

Gump sign.

Forrest Gump Sign

As of May 2021 the sign is still standing. Southbound 163 near mile marker 13. It is a bit faded, but still readable, and worth a stop for a photo.

[Tracy, 05/14/2021]

Vintage station wagon enjoys the vista.

163 Monument Valley

This view has been featured in Easy Rider and Forrest Gump. Pull over at mile marker 13 for the Forrest Gump shot.

[Jeff Thisted, 02/26/2020]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mexican Hat RockMexican Hat Rock, Mexican Hat, UT - 9 mi.
Monument ValleyMonument Valley, Kayenta, AZ - 11 mi.
Baby RocksBaby Rocks, Kayenta, AZ - 22 mi.
In the region:
Four Corners USA, Shiprock, NM - 53 mi.

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