Chapter 15 - Suspicious Minds - 01 30 12

01 30 12
DVD capture
Contributed photo
DVD Time Code = 01 30 12
Location: Hwy 66, Elbow Falls Day Use Area
GPS:   50d 52m 1.80s    -114d 47m 1.98s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Site Name: “Maybe Texas” Riverside

Travel Directions:
From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), take Exit 161A “Bragg Creek Rd / Hwy 22.” Go south on Hwy 22 approximately 17.4 km to the 4-way stop in Bragg Creek. (Do not follow the “Bragg Creek West” sign.) Turn left at the 4-way stop (continue on Hwy 22) and go 3.4 km to the “T” intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 66. Turn right (west) onto Hwy 66 and go approximately 18.4 km to the Elbow Falls Day Use Area in Bragg Creek Provincial Park. As you enter, the site is to the immediate right in the most upstream portion of the Area. Take the paved path on the right just after the guard rail, pass the gate, and turn right onto the narrower path. Stay to the right and walk to the river past the small picnic areas. The site is on the opposite side of the river, across from the location where the “Sweet Life” scene was filmed. For pictures taken during a hike to this location, see “Hike to ‘Sweet Life’ Riverside” in Albums. See also:

Jack had been rebuffed many times before they returned to this scenic spot (it is very close to the location of the “Sweet Life” scene). Nevertheless, when the opportunity presented itself, he gently suggested “Maybe Texas,” but the answer was the same as it always was, and always would be.

While you are here, follow the path downriver to gorgeous Elbow Falls, one of Alberta’s most scenic spots. It is a testament to the filmmakers’ passion for the Brokeback story that for the dialog scenes they consistently resisted some of the most stunning scenery imaginable to keep the focus on the actors and their words.

The movie was filmed here in late June. Bear in mind that the Elbow is a dynamically changing river, one that is constantly re-sculpting its gravel shoals and banks throughout the year. The visibility of specific features (rocks, gravel bars, etc.) may depend greatly on the time of year that you are here. Trees and rock ledges may be your best indicators of the specific movie locations in this area.

Consult with wardens and take suitable precautions in Off-Highway Vehicle areas.

“You ever get the feelin’, I don’t know, uh, when you’re in town and someone looks at you, suspicious, like he knows?”

Pictures of surrounding area:












  Revised 25 March 2014