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Wagon Train Tour to “The Old Movie Fort”
Friday, August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$50
Western Legends Roundup is hitchin up the horses for a ride you will never forget. Hop aboard on one of the authentic wagons (with REAL horsepower), and take a trip to the Historic Kanab Movie Fort.
The “Fort” was built in 1952 by Paramount Pictures, on property owned by Orville Robinson for the movie Pony Express. It was then used for many other television series and movies, with additions and modifications as needed. The Movie Fort boasts a rich history with movies such as
- Duel at Diablo
- Fort Yuma
- Tomahawk Trail
- The Plainsman
- Trooper Hook
- Fort Dobbs
- Fort Courageous
- Fort Bowie
Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days, and Boots and Saddles are among the television shows that used the Old Fort as a backdrop for various episodes.
The final movie shot there was The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979). This particular movie used a special effects sequence that was to portray a portion of the Fort being destroyed by fire. The portions of the building that were destroyed were moved away and special Styrofoam replicas were constructed and put in their place. Unfortunately, the fire spread to the other parts of the Fort that were not supposed to be burned; the Fort was never repaired. But the iconic red cliffs that were in the background of those movies are still there–the sites that brought Hollywood to Kanab to make the “Westerns”
The site of the fort is on private property; Western Legends Roundup is grateful to the property owners for allowing access for these tours.
A Shuttle will be providing transportation to the “Old Movie Fort Tour” trailhead, where you will be boarding an authentic Wagon for your journey to the movie site. The Bus will be leaving the Iron Horse Restaurant in Kanab (next to Denny’s Wigwam) PRECISELY at 9:03 am!!
‘Saddle-up’ and let’s enjoy some movie history and Western Heritage!