Northeastern New Mexico Film Trail

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“...The cult movie classic, Red Dawn, used a whole lot of Las Vegas in the film. The Calumet Says, 'Howdy' mural is still visible on the corner of 6th and Grand Avenue”

The Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle is a beautiful mountain drive through Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire. The area was the backdrop for Chloe Moretz in Let Me In and Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place.
Let Me In AND This Must Be the Place

Raton

Remember the song in Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean? Well – they made it into a movie with beautiful Vermejo Park, just outside Raton, as the backdrop. 
Big Bad John

Las Vegas

Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) shot Carson Wells (Woody Harrelson) at the Plaza Hotel in No Country for Old Men. You’ll recognize a lot of Las Vegas from the Academy Award winning film. 
No Country for Old Men

Much traveler confusion resulted when No Country for Old Men built the “Mexico Border Crossing” on the University Ave – Interstate 25 overpass.

The cult movie classic, Red Dawn, used a whole lot of Las Vegas in the film. The Calumet Says Howdy” mural is still visible on the corner of 6th and Grand Avenue (PHOTO OP!) 
Red Dawn

Roy

Roy, New Mexico stood for “Ray, Wyoming” in Did You Hear About the Morgans?. Sarah Jessica Parker in Roy? TRUE! 
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Santa Rosa

The Joad’s ramshackle truck drove through the town of Santa Rosa in The Grapes of Wrath. The actual Route 66 passes through this classic town.
The Grapes of Wrath

 

Film Locations in Northeastern New Mexico:

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Northeastern New Mexico Film Trail