Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
10700 West Escondido Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, California 91350
Local Phone: (661) 268-0840
Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream.
The rocks’ history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle, showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic feature.
The park is a popular hiking, picnicking, and equestrian area and has been used in many hit movies, television shows and commercials.