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