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Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater...
A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater run called Skull Rapid.
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Walked 1/2 mile in from campground to find it right on the road. Showed 2 people where it was as they could not pick it out until it was pointed out to them. A cool rock but there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Mission, Canada
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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Walked 1/2 mile in from campground to find it right on the road. Showed 2 people where it was as they could not pick it out until it was pointed out to them. A cool rock but there are so many if you let your imagination run

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everyone had fun climbing rocks safely. There is a nice tunnel you pass through and it is pretty easy. The skull rock is a nice place to take photos and climb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Skull Rock and surrounding hills of rocks can be a fun place to explore, but there are even more scenic and beautiful hikes in the surrounding area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For best photos go later in the day when the rocks take on a beautiful orange hue. Loads of scrambling to be done over these wonderful shapes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My kids have been here twice and each time, they have begged to see skull rock. It is very popular with them.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We saw lots of people stopping at this very obvious skull like rock formation, clamber up to the skull, take a photo and scurry to their vehicles. If you have time, please go past the skull and explore beyond. There are some equally interesting if not more interesting rock formations within a short walk behind the skull. We spent a... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I walked to Skull Rock from our camping spot in the Jumbo Rocks campground and are glad we did! An amazing natural formation to behold and it made for good pictures. :) Easy to access too!

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Located about a two hour drive from L.A., Joshua Tree National Park is a must. Skull Rock is one of many great things you can see from the road. I took the loop recommended by the visitor center. There are plenty of spots where you can get of your car to walk around. A few hours in the desert is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We accessed the Skull Rock Trail from the Jumbo Rocks Campground across from the amphitheater. We discovered this by accident and did not see this trail head mentioned in the brochure. The trail is marked with lots of plant identifying plaques while it wanders over to Skull Rock. There are also an abundance of other rock formations that are just... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We love this area. The perfect combo of rocks and plants. Went off season and very quiet, actually went twice. Be sure to take the side trail to see "the face", well worth it. Lot's of climbers in here also. Fun to watch.short hike with a lot of variety, if you do not have a lot of time in the... More 

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