Mexican Hat, Utah: Forrest Gump Stopped Running Here

Fans of the 1994 film Forrest Gump make it a point to pose next to this home-made sign marking the location where he ended his cross-country jog.

US Hwy 163, Mexican Hat, UT
The sign is on the northbound side of US Hwy 163, eight miles south of Mexican Hat, or 13 miles north of the Arizona-Utah state line. There are pulloffs on both sides of the highway.
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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]

Two travelers pose with Forrest Gump sign on picturesque western landscape.

Forrest Gump Stopped Running Here

The Forrest Gump Sign is starting to split and is wrapped in wire. Still an amazing place to pull off and get a photo. Also probably the best middle of the road photo op, too. Many others use this pull off for this purpose.

[Katrina, 09/02/2019]

Lonely tourist stops and stands on the highway, just like Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump in Monument Valley

Location of the famous Forrest Gump spot where he stops.

[Ann Rice, 04/10/2018]

A pullout at this spot has (or had) a home-made sign: "Forrest Gump ended his cross country run at this spot."

Forrest Gump Stopped His Journey Here.

Forrest Gump Stopped His Journey

Forrest Gump stopped his cross country journey here.

[Elizabeth Irvin, 07/01/2017]

In the film, after running continuously for years, a shaggy Forrest Gump stops in this very spot. It's a popular photo-op, although people also stand in the middle of the highway.

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:
Dinosaur Museum: Art and Feathers, Blanding, UT - 45 mi.

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