Named after Tiburcio Vasquez, a notorious bandit who was known as the “Scourge of California”, Vasquez Rocks have been the movie industries most recognizable film location. The rocks are located along the San Andreas Fault less than an hour north of Los Angeles. It is believed that the rocks were created 25 million years ago by a violent earthquake along the fault line. Literally hundreds of movies and television shows have used the hogback ridge as a backdrop for westerns and as alien landscapes for science fiction films and shows.

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Here is a partial list of the most well know movies and television shows:

Movies

Alpha Dog (2007)
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)
Apache (1954)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Bubble Boy (2001)
Cars (2006)
The Charge at Feather River (1953)
DANGER! DANGER! (2019)
Deathsport (1978)
Delta Farce (2007)
Dracula (1931)
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
Epoch (2000)
The Flintstones (1994)
For the Boys (1991)
Forbidden World (1982)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Girl and the Gambler (1939
Guns of El Chupacabra (1997)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987)
Holes (2003)
In the Army Now (1994)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Joe Dirt (2001)
John Carter (2012)
Jungle Jim: Fury of the Congo (1951)
Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Nick Knight (1989)
The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Missile to the Moon (1958)
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Nickelodeon (1976)
One Million B.C. (1940)
Parasite (1982)
Paul (2011)
Planet of Dinosaurs (1978)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Princess of Mars (2009)
The Rapture (1991)
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Secrets (1933)
Short Circuit (1986)
A Single Man (2009)
Solar Crisis (1990)
Son of the Border (1933)
Space Raiders (1983)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Texas Ranger (1931)
Thief of Damascus (1952)
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
To the Bone (2017)
Very Bad Things (2006)
Wavelength (1983)
We're in the Legion Now! (1936)
Werewolf of London (1935)

Television Shows

24
The A-Team
The Adventures of Champion
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
Airwolf
Alias
Alias Smith and Jones
Alien Hunter
Alien Nation
Annie Oakley
Bat Masterson
Battlestar Galactica
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Valley
The Bionic Woman
Bonanza
Bones
Branded
Broken Arrow
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buffalo Bill, Jr.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Charmed
Cheyenne
Cimarron Strip
The Cisco Kid
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Daniel Boone
Death Valley Days
Dinosaurs
Fantasy Island
The Fall Guy
Fastlane
Fear Factor
Firefly
For All Mankind
Friends
The Fugitive
The Gene Autry Show
The Greatest American Hero
Gunsmoke
Have Gun – Will Travel
Hell Town
The High Chaparral
Hondo
Hunter
The Incredible Hulk
The Invaders
JAG
Johnny Ringo
Korg: 70,000 B.C.
Kung Fu
Laramie
Las Vegas
Lassie
Logan's Run
The Lone Ranger
MacGyver
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Maverick
Medium
The Middleman
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mission: Impossible
Monk
Mr. Show with Bob and David
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
New Girl
New Monkees
Numb3rs
The Outer Limits (1963–65)
Paradise
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Power Rangers Turbo
Power Rangers Zeo
The Pretender
Prey
Project U.F.O.
The Range Rider
The Rat Patrol
The Rifleman
The Rough Riders
Roswell
Saving Grace
Simon & Simon
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sliders
Space: Above and Beyond
Stage 7
Star Trek
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Voyager
Stories of the Century
Street Hawk
Tales from the Crypt
Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers
Tales of Wells Fargo
The Tall Man
Teen Wolf
The Texan
Tombstone Territory
Touch
The Twilight Zone
Voyagers!
Wanted Dead or Alive
The Westerner
Westworld
The Wild Wild West
Zane Grey Theatre
Zorro