Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

Agua Dulce, California 91390

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Professional Guide

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"A perennial location for filming Old West movies and sci-fi extravaganzas, the distinctive Vasquez Rocks may be familiar to you from episodes of The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, Star Trek, 24, and movies such as Blazing Saddles and Austin Powers."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
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"Vasquez Rocks is a natural phenomena created by the San Andreas Fault. The upturned stones jut out at bizarre angles and are one of the most commonly used recognizable television and movie backdrops that you will ever see. The rocks have been employed in everything from the Austin Powers’ movies to Bonanza to Blazing Saddles, but they are probably most famous for their use in the original Star Trek episode where Captain Kirk battled the Gorn. Remarkably, the entire episode was pretty much filmed in the parking lot. It is interesting what editing can do for a television show or movie."

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Spectacular views. Not much hiking in the area but if you like rock climbing at all this place is spectacular.

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Trail Information

Agua Dulce
Nearby City
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Agua Dulce
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