When it comes to popular movies that have been filmed in Colorado, titles that come to mind may include True Grit (John Wayne -1969), National Lampoon's Vacation (Chevy Chase - 1983), and Dumb and Dumber (Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels 1994). What about movies filmed on the Western Slope around Grand Junction?

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We're taking a look at three movies that were filmed in Mesa County and feature some of the scenery we locals are likely very familiar with. Have you seen all three of the films on the list below? Can you recognize the locations around Grand Junction that appear in these films?

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Devil's Doorway (1950)

The 1950 Western Film 'Devil's Doorway' is supposed to take place in Wyoming, but it was shot in Aspen, and Grand Junction, Colorado. In the trailer above, the canyons and sagebrush look very familiar to anyone who has gone hiking in the Colorado National Monument or McInnis Canyon Conservation Area. Do you see the Bookcliffs in the background of this trailer? GJ Photographer Bob Grant stopped by the set back in 1949 and took pictures of the film set. See them by tapping the link below.
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American Flyers (1985)

The 1985 film 'America Flyers' co-starring Kevin Costner, features a high-energy bike race through the Colorado National Monument. If you love hiking and biking in the Monument, this film is a must-see. How much of the incline through the Monument do you think Costner rode himself, and how much was the stunt double? Just kidding, Mr. Dutton.

The Lucky Ones (2008)

The 2008 film The Lucky Ones starring Tim Robbins was filmed in both the Colorado National Monument and portions of it were also filmed in Glade Park. How many movies made in the Centennial State can also say that? If you have spent time visiting Miracle Rock or the Potholes on the Little Dolores River, you might be able to recognize some of the backgrounds that appear in this movie.

LOOK: 41 Movies You May Not Have Known Were Filmed in Colorado

Get the popcorn ready because we're checking out a list of movies all filmed right here in the great state of Colorado. Scroll on to learn more about which parts of the state have been featured in some of America's favorite films.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

KEEP GOING: ON SCENE: Movies Filmed in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah

Did you know some of your favorite movies from the 1950s and '60s were filmed in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah? Grand Junction photographer Bob Grant had a chance to shoot a few photos from these movie sets.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

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I had no idea how many tremendous movies that I watched growing up were filmed right here in Colorado. While I didn't grow up here, I am loving calling Colorado home, and knowing that so many great movies were filmed here just makes me love this state even more.