TUCO TOURS        THE DOLLARS TRILOGY EXPERIENCE

HOME  

TOURS

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

ALMERIA

ABOUT TUCO  TOURS

LINKS

THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY 
FILM LOCATIONS - ALMERIA AND GRANADA 

ADDENDUM 1, FEBRUARY 1ST 2008: ON THE TRAIL OF APACHE CANYON

APACHE CANYON

In the reconstructed edition of GBU, Tuco seeks medical help for Blondie and calls at a Union Army camp in Apache Canyon from where they are directed to Father Ramirez' mission. The location of Apache Canyon has eluded all who have searched for it. At least, it's been that way till now. Tuco Tours finally tracked it down on 21st January 2008. 

There are two kinds of Apache Canyon ........ 

The best shots of Apache Canyon are found in a scene in Johnny Yuma. We assessed that Johnny Yuma  used the other side of the same buildings for a second scene.
Key features included a two storey building of the same scale, materials and depth as the building seen from Apache Canyon. Critically, there was a chimney on the end of the building which could be seen from both sides.
The building (which has been largely demolished and rebuilt) featured a square portico which was retained in the reconstruction (as seen to the left.)

The view along its boundary wall looked towards a mound in the foreground and distant hills to the rear. Details of the mound are still apparent (for example, patterns which are made by hard rock deposits).
The important detail on the other side is the high level door/window and its relationship to the small window on the end of the adjacent lower building. There are also two drains from the higher level roof which correspond with those which can be seen in Johnny Yuma.
This side of the yard relates to the two storey building behind in the correct proportions.  There is also tall eucalyptus to the rear.

This is Apache Canyon!
Cortijo Monterreal, on A1302 near Tabernas.
Please respect the privacy of the owner/occupier of this cortijo. 
Please e-mail us if you have any comments:
info@tucotours.co.uk

HOME

1 2 3 4 5 6

7

BACK BACK TO VIRTUAL TOURS

Tuco Tours