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Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must see spot - the rocks really do create an interesting formation that does look like a skull. Be sure to take a photo in front of the rocks to show your family and friends how big this formation is compared to the height of an average person.

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CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This by far was the best formation that we saw it certainly looks just like a skull. I love the fact you can crawl around and this is a perfect forefront to a moonrise. If you are there at the right time like we were the moon come up right behind here makes for a great photo op. We rushed... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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211 reviews 211 reviews
58 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There is a lot more in joshua tree national park which we thought was much more rewarding than this particular hike. Nevertheless, its a must do!

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Avon, Ohio
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443 attraction reviews
774 helpful votes 774 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Skull Rock is a neat looking rock and certainly worth a quick look but the best parts are actually the 1.7mi (2.75k) nature trail, with a number of interpretive signs at interesting points, that loops on both sides of the park road between here and the Jumbo Rocks campground; and even better are all huge piles of jumbled boulders excellent... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It is amazing that within the same park there can be such variation but you will see plants and rock formations quite a bit different than Hidden Valley. If you stay on the path it is not difficult.

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The best part about stopping here after spending a minute or two looking at the rock is the nature walk. It's an easy hike filled with great rock formations well worth your time.

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Skull Rock is located on Park Boulevard through the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. It is approximately at the end of Park Boulevard as you drive pass Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, and Ryan Mountain...Skull Rock does not disappoint. You drive into a parking area, and you can see it immediately...Skull Park is part of a Rock Formation in... More

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Brigham City, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Skull rock was a cool formation. It is roadside so it doesn't feel secluded in the least, making this feel like an impersonal attraction compared to some of the other destinations in the park.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of several "must do" stops in Joshua Tree. Kids will love climbing all over the boulders. We drove past at different times and it was always busy. People don't stay long so it's easy to get a parking spot and grab a quick pic.

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Calgary, Canada
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286 reviews 286 reviews
164 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a cool stop. We didn't do the hike, but stopped in the pullout and walk around taking a few photos. we visited in Feb and were the only people at this stop while we visited mid-morning.

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