Sunday Road Trip - Vasquez Rocks

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Road Trip!  This time, we're heading to Agua Dulce and Vasquez Rocks.

Here we are at the entrance.  Vasquez Rocks is a County of Los Angeles park and it's free!
A brand new Nature Center is scheduled to break ground this summer.

At 932 acres, there are lots of great hiking opportunities.  The Geology Trail is just one example.

The Pacific Crest Trail even passes through Vasquez Rocks.  From here, you can take the trail all the way to either Canada or Mexico.

Vasquez Rocks is named after Tiburcio Vasquez.  From the L.A. County Parks and Recreation website:
"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."
Now, enjoy a few photos of  the famous rock formations:

And one last photo.  A panorama in black and white.

The details:

Mileage from Monrovia: Just under 55 miles.
Travel time: About 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Entrance to Vasquez Rocks is free.


I applied for the public art segment of the nature center but didn't make the finalist. And I would have loved that commission. Loosing can be painful.

These are great. The Panorama is exquisite.
Keith said…
I would have liked to see what you came up with for that. Would be nice to have some art associated with that park. The nature center is going to be something special.
susan said…
these are fantastic! i really like the rock framing in photo no.4. i've never heard of the vasquez rocks before--thanks! these road trip posts rock! ...ok...think i overused the word "rock"...
Keith said…
Thanks, Susan! As far as overusing the word "rock", no problem. It kinda rocks!

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