Vasquez Rocks is a 932-acre park located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs and features spectacular rock formations, Tataviam ancestral 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. Vasquez has been a popular filming location used as the setting for scenes in many movies, television shows and commercials.
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center
10700 West Escondido Canyon Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91390