Easy Rider (1969) Filming Locations

Location #1: La Contenta Bar

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1302 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, New Mexico, United States


Location #2: Airport

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Los Angeles International Airport, World Way, Los Angeles, California, United States


Location #3: Getting rid of the watch

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Ballarat, California, United States


Location #4: The bridge

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Needles Freeway, near Colorado River, at the California/Arizona border


Location #5: On the road

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South Milton Road (near West Tucson Avenue), Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

6 thoughts on “Easy Rider (1969) Filming Locations

  1. ralph may

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    E. J. Guillot grocery and beer.
    I believe the E J Guillot Groceries & Beer Store shown in this movie scene was located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. It was in the Village of Chacahoula at the junction of Hwy 28 and Hwy 79. This is about 8 miles south of Thibodaux. These highways have changed and now LA Hwy 20 (not I-20) is the highway which runs through that area. From my research, it looks like the store is now a vacant lot and may be owned by L. S. Boudreaux of New Orleans, LA. I hope this information has been helpful.

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    1. Andrew

      Many of the trees in the area have been felled but you can find it at-

      LAT 31° 0’16.74″N
      LONG E91°43’28.58″W

      The burning bike is directly across from the green algae stream (which looks the same as it did in 1969) you’ll also notice the track on the side of the road still has the path intersecting it.

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      1. Jonathan

        Andrew,
        The location you suggest is not correct. If you look at the scene where they pass the swamp on the left, the road is straight for quite a ways ahead, and then turns to the left. The location you point out does not do that. And when the aerial shot pans up at the end of the film, the topography does not match the area you suggest.

        The exact location where Wyatt’s bike is burning in the aerial view just before the credits roll is: 30.572894, -91.761673 on highway 105 just north of Krotz Springs, La. The aerial view at the end of the film is looking south. If you look at the above coordinates on Google Maps, you can see the little dirt pull-out area with a dirt road heading up to the top of the levee (the metal gate is gone). Billy and his bike were laying on the road just south of this small dirt pull-out area, Wyatt and his burning bike were just to the north of the pull-out. The swamp area can be seen on the right (west side of road) just north of where Wyatt’s bike was burning. Everything checks out.

        At 1:32:05 In the film, it shows Wyatt and Billy passing the swamp on their left and heading north, which is when Billy gets shotgunned. That is inconsistent with the aerial view at the end, where they show both Wyatt and Billy dead just to the south of that swamp. Sorry for the long detail post….but there is more!

        More things to confirm this is the absolute correct location. When Wyatt and Billy pass the swamp on their left, there is a driveway on the left not far past the swamp with a mailbox. At 1:32:04, we can see a flash of a house just past the swamp where the above driveway leads to. The Google map view shows remnants of that driveway. The house is gone but there appears to be an open area just to the south of the stand of trees where the house could have been.

        At 1:32:12 in the film, we see Wyatt on the wrong side of the road, and Billy on his right heading north. In the distance in the field to the left side of the road a white house is barely visible just before the treeline. You can see faintly see the outline of a carport . You can see the same house and carport in Google street view.

        Towards the very end of the film when the aerial view pans way out, the topography matches what you see on Google Maps.

        Sorry for the long post.

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  2. Don

    I did a comparison of the aerial shot with Jonathan’s coordinates and I think he is spot on. Wyatt’s bike burns at
    30.572894, -91.761673
    Thank you!

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