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Rock Formation

Vasquez Rocks

photo of the Vasquez Rocks formation
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About Vasquez Rocks

These towering rock formations are one of southern California's most famous geologic wonders. ...

Geological Notes

The Vasquez Rocks are formations sculpted by 8 to 15 million years of earthquake activity along ...

Historical Notes

From as early as 2000 B.C. to the late 1700's, the Tataviam, a tribe of ...

Origin of the Name

In the mid 1800's a Robin Hood bandit named Tiburcio Vasquez and his gang used the caves and rocks as ...

Vegetation and Wildlife

Local annual and perennial grasses are short and turn brown and brittle early in the summer. ...


Adapted from Los Angeles County Parks brochure

Sierra Pelona



Tiburcio Vasquez






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