Filming at Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks Sunset

Vasquez Rocks are iconic rock formations in the town of Agua Dulce, famous in their own right for their unique appearance but also famous for the scenery in many well-known television shows and movies, most notably for the use in Star Trek. The rocks come out of the ground up to 150 feet high and at a 45 degree angle. They were formed as early as 25 million years ago through rapid erosion and plate activity along the San Andreas Fault. The name is attributed to a famous bandit, Tiburcio Vasquez, who hid from capture by law enforcement in the rocks in 1873. Not only can you see Vasquez Rocks from Agua Dulce Storage, but when you’re hiking along the famous rocks, you can peer down and see all of Agua Dulce Storage below.

Vasquez Rocks are most notably attributed with Star Trek, specifically the fight between Captain Kirk and the Gorn, a green reptilian alien (photo below). Filming also took place there for a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode and for many of the Star Trek movies including Star Trek Generations, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and the 2009 Reboot Star Trek. In the 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, the famous rock formations were used as the scenery to the planet Vulcan where Spock was born and raised.

Kirk Fighting the Gorn
The Vasquez Rocks are also featured in the 1994 live action film “The Flintstones” as well as the 1979 Muppets Movie.  They were also featured in various television shows, including the Big Bang Theory.

Flintstones Vasquez Rocks
The Flinstones (1994) Bedrock

The Muppets Movie 1979 Vasquez Rocks
The Muppets (1979)

The Bakersfield Expedition
“The Bakersfield Expedition” — While the guys take a road trip to a comic book convention dressed as Star Trek: The Next Generatieon characters, the girls stay home and try to interpret a comic book, on THE BIG BANG THEORY

Agua Dulce Storage is a prime location for storage, not only for those storage in Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley, but also for the filming cast and crew who need to store their equipment between takes. For filming in Vasquez Rocks , cast and crew can store their equipment and trailers at Agua Dulce Storage. Hollywood and the varying studios across the Southern California area would benefit from storing their equipment at Agua Dulce Storage and parking their trailers and RV’s between takes when at Vasquez Rocks. Contact Agua Dulce Storage today for more information at 661-268-0407 or visit the website at (

The Next Generation Episode
Star Trek: The Next Generation