Fire in the Sky

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Brian Clopp

Vasquez Rocks, a 932-acre park in the town of Aqua Dulce (Los Angeles County), was created 25 million years ago by tectonic plates coliding in the San Andreas Fault. Part of the Sierra Palona Mountains, this beautiful rock formation can easily be seen by drivers from the Antelope Valley Freeway (CA 14). The rocks became added to the National Register of Historic Places (site #72000228) in 1972 because of the location's significance to the Shoshone and Tataviam Native American tribes. They are named after one of California's most notorious bandits, Tiburcio Vásquez.

Location: Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, CA, United States


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