Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is a 745+ acre park located at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce.
The Tataviam Indians used the rocks for shelter as did the outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez.
|At one time, a fort sat on the property on the level field between the major rock formations and the current 14 freeway. See closeup photo to the right.||The fort was built for the television show "Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers" from Screen Gems, a Columbia Pictures subsidiary, erected at a cost of $117,843.17.|
The location has been heavily used by television and commercials. Some of the tv shows that have filmed there include "Have Gun, Will Travel", "Star Trek", "The Adventures of Champion", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "The Big Valley", "Bonanza", "Broken Arrow", "Buffalo Bill Jr.", "The Cisco Kid", "The High Chaparral", "Johnny Ringo", "Kung Fu", "Maverick", "Paradise", "The Range Rider", and "Wild, Wild West".
DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) north. Exit at Agua Dulce Canyon Road and turn left (north). After Agua Dulce Canyon Road makes a right turn, continue on it past where it turns left. This will put you onto Escondido Canyon Road. The entrance to Vasquez Rocks Park will be on the right.
"The Hard Hombre" (Allied 1931) Directed by: Otto Brower. Cast: Hoot Gibson, Lina Basquette.
"Law and Order" (Universal 1932) Directed by: Edward L. Cahn. Cast: Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Walter Brennan, Russel Simpson, Andy Devine.
"Cross Fire" (Radio 1933) Directed by: Otto Brower. Cast: Tom Keene, Betty Furness, Edgar Kennedy, Edward Phillps, Stanley Blystone, Lafe McKee, Jules Cowles.
"The Throwback" (Universal 1935) Directed by: Ray Taylor. Cast: Buck Jones, George Hayes, Paul Fix.
"Custer's Last Stand" (Stage and Screen 1936) Directed by: Elmer Clifton. Cast: Rex Lease.
"Smoke Tree Range" (Universal 1937) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: Buck Jones.
"The Lone Ranger Rides Again" (Republic 1939) Directed by: William Witney & John English. Cast: Robert Livingston, Duncan Renaldo.
"Colorado" (Republic 1940) Directed by: Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, George Hayes.
"Robin Hood of the Pecos" (Republic 1941) Directed by: Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, George Hayes.
"Man from Oklahoma" (Republic 1945) Directed by: Frank McDonald. Cast: Roy Rogers, George Hayes.
"Along the Oregon Trail" (Republic 1947) Directed by: R. G. Springsteen. Cast: Monte Hale, Max Terhune, Clayton Moore.
"The Denver Kid" (Republic 1948) Directed by: Philip Ford. Cast: Allan Lane.
"Bagdad" (Universal 1949) Directed by: Charles Lamont. Cast: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Christian, Vincent Price.
"I Shot Billy the Kid" (Lippert 1950) Directed by: William Berke. Cast: Donald Barry.
"Flame of Araby" (Universal 1951) Directed by: Charles Lamont. Cast: Jeff Chandler, Maureen O'Hara, Maxwell Reed, Lon Chaney, Buddy Baer, Richard Egan, Dewey Martin, Royal Dano, Susan Cabot, Judith Braun, Henry Brandon.
"Duel at Silver Creek" (Universal 1952) Directed by: Donald Siegel. Cast: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Susan Cabot, Stephen McNally.
"The Charge of Feather River" (Warner Bros 1953) Directed by: Gordon Douglas. Cast: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Helen Westcott.
"Taza, Son of Cochise" (Universal 1954) Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Cast: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush.
"Fury at Gunsight Pass" (Columbia 1955) Directed by: Fred F. Sears. Cast: David Brian, Neville Brand, Richard Long, Lisa Davis, Percy Helton, Addison Richards, Wally Vernon, Katherine Warren, Morris Ankrum, Joe Forte, Paul E. Burns, Frank Fenton.
"Bandit Queen" (Lippert 1957) Directed by: William Berke. Cast: Barbara Britton.
"King of the Wild Stallions" (Allied Artists 1959) Directed by: R. G. Springsteen. Cast: George Montgomery, Edgar Buchanan.
"Apache Uprising" (Paramount 1966) Directed by: R. G. Springsteen. Cast: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Arthur Hunnicutt, Johnny Mack Brown.
"Fort Utah" (Paramount 1967) Directed by: Lesley Selander. Cast: John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady.
"Buckskin" (Paramount 1968) Directed by: Michael Moore. Cast: Barry Sullivan, Wendell Corey.
"The Magnificent Seven Ride!" (United Artists 1972) Directed by: George McGowan. Cast: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers.
"The Godchild" (ABC-TV 1974) Directed by: John Badham. Cast: Jack Palance, Jose Peres, Keith Carradine.
"Hearts of the West" (MGM 1975) Directed by: Howard Zieff. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith.
"The Legend of the Lone Ranger" (Universal 1981) Directed by: William A. Fraker. Cast: Klinton Spilsbury, Jason Robards, Richard Farnsworth.