Lone Pine, California
Anchor Ranch was located adjacent to the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine. Its film history dates back to 1943. Motion pictures and serials were filmed at the ranch in this era. The property consisted of town exteriors with a main street and ranch grounds with a Spanish hacienda. The only "Bonanza" episode filmed there was "The Pursued" in July of 1966. Limited filmed cuts of the hacienda exterior and adjacent grounds were shot over the 6 days of outdoor filming. The town set was demolished years ago. The hacienda's foundation are the only visible remains on the property.
DIRECTIONS: To drive here, take the I-5 North to the Antelope Valley
Freeway, East, and continue all the way on the freeway, which is the 14, all the way past Red Rock Canyon, and then turn North on Highway 395, the Three Flags Highway.
Lone Pine is off 395 and to your left, are the Alabama Hills, where there are service roads and signposts, for this historical area of film history. Anchor Ranch is located on the south end of Lone Pine, on the west side of Highway 395.