Friday, January 09, 2009

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

Vasquez Rocks
If your a fan of Star Trek then these rock outcroppings should look familiar. Captain Kirk and his crew have battled many an alien on this rugged terrain. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is a 750-acre park of unique rock formations and is located near Agua Dulce Springs, California. Being located north of Los Angeles and Hollywood the unique landscape has been used for many motion picture and television shows. Films that have used the rocks are Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, The Flintstones, Blazing Saddles plus many more. From Los Angeles, drive north on Interstate 5 (the Golden State Freeway) to State Route 14/Antelope Valley Freeway, which meanders northeast. After you leave the Canyon Country portion of Santa Clarita take the exit at Agua Dulce Canyon Road. At the end of the off ramp turn left. The road passes through the southern part of the rocks, then makes an abrupt right turn. A short distance further, Agua Dulce Canyon Road makes an abrupt left turn, but the park entrance is straight ahead on Escondido Canyon Road. The park entrance to the immediate right. Parking and use of the park is free.

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park
10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91350