Corman has returned a number of times to Iverson since that first effort. He directed four Westerns early in his career, all released in 1955 and 1956 — with "Apache Woman" also featuring Iverson footage. Corman transitioned early in his career to the more campy fare that has remained his calling card over the decades, but even after leaving Westerns behind, he continued to find ways to put Iverson's rocky terrain to good use.
Nyoka Cliff, can be seen in the background as the Viking women and their boyfriends go for a stroll. Also visible in the background is a glimpse of the western San Fernando Valley.
Garden of the Gods.
This shot from a few moments earlier gives a better idea of the location, which is behind (or south of) Sphinx, another of Iverson's famous landmarks. The large rock that takes up most of the frame is Sphinx, and Tower Rock, also called Indian Head, appears in the top right corner.
this later blog entry.
Here's an interesting shot from a location standpoint, because it shows Iverson's elusive Bulldog Bluff in context — something that almost never happened. Bulldog Bluff, the sandy area at top left — directly above the three riders bringing up the rear — was a frequently seen feature in the many B-Westerns shot at Iverson, because the slope and the (relatively) soft sand combined to make it the perfect spot for "bulldog" moves — the takedown that ended a chase, typically involving a rider jumping from his horse at full gallop and "bulldogging," or tackling, the other rider, launching him off his horse and bringing them both crashing to the ground. Then they would typically have a fistfight in the sand near the base of Bulldog Bluff — with the good guy always winning, naturally. Bulldog Bluff is almost never shot from this angle, and because it was displaced years ago by a condo development, it has been a challenge to pinpoint its location.
The Wall — a key rock feature of the Gorge during the filming era, and one that, sadly, was later destroyed to make way for condos.