Vasquez Rocks were formed around 25 million years ago when the continental plates collided forcing some rocks up and others down. These formations were then carved by wind, rain, and other weather throughout the years to their current form. The first recorded inhabitants in the area were Shoshone and Tataviam Indians. Later came the homesteaders....more
While you explore this area, you will discover such wonderful plant life such as Chamise, yucca, California juniper, scattered scrub oak, manzanita, California Buckwheat, Sagebrush, and various succulent desert plants. You might even see coyotes, gophers, jack rabbits, lizards, snakes, blue jays, red-tail hawks and quail. Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. –...more
Since Vasquez rocks has such natural formations, it is a favorite of experienced and novice climbers. Hiking on the natural formations you can almost imagine being part of movie history. Such movies as Bonanza, Star Trek, F-Troop, The Big Valley, Broken Arrow, The Cisco Kid, The High Chaparral, Kung Fu, Maverick", The Wild, Wild West, Flintstones,...more
The first inhabitants were the Shoshonean and Tataviam Indians. Then around the turn of century homesteads started popping up creating the first white settlements for this area for those looking for year around residency and those just looking to spend there summer vacation here. Aqua Dulce is sleep community hidden among the mountain range tucked...more
8035 Clayvale Road, Agua Dulce, California, 91350, United States
A wonderful establishment nestled in the mountains. Its a popular place for the locals to hang out especially during the warm summer months.
This lovely antique store is filled to the brim with some pretty neat western decor. Some of it is reproduction, but many of the antique items have been revamped. You just have to browse around because there is so many unique and special items.
This is a diamond back and yes, they are very real to the outdoors of California. So keep this in mind while exploring any area that has brush, rocks or any hidden area where snakes like to either keep warm or cool. One thing: you leave them alone and they will leave you alone.
Yet, the more dangerous is the Green Mojave.
Snake bites are rare at Vasquez Rocks, but if bitten, don't panic; it is important to keep your heart rate slow. Please note that the only emergency center with anti-venin in the Santa Clarita Valley is Henry Mayo Hospital.
Cell phone coverage at Vasquez Rocks is spotty. In an emergency from your cell phone, dial 661-255-1121. If you have a new phone with GPS technology, you may dial 911.
Some of the rocks are over 150 feet high. The going is kinda steep in places so sometimes the best way to get down is the "sliding on the butt" method.
Equipment: Boots with ankle support and non-skid soles.
.... because this location has been heavily used by television and commercials.
Some tv shows that have been filmed there include 'Have Gun, Will Travel', 'Star Trek', 'The Adventures of Champion', 'The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin', 'The Big Valley', 'Bonanza', 'Broken Arrow', 'Buffalo Bill Jr.', 'The Cisco Kid', 'The High Chaparral', 'Johnny Ringo', 'Kung Fu', 'Maverick', 'Paradise', 'The Range Rider', and 'Wild, Wild West'.