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Skull Rock

Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting
Owner description: A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater run called Skull Rapid.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting
Owner description: A huge boulder that sits in the middle of Utah's challenging whitewater run called Skull Rapid.
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Lombard, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cool looking Skull Rock, but just a quick jump out of the car to take a picture and we continued on.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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118 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is no hiking needed to see this attraction. It is literally right off the side of the road. I pulled up, opened my window, stuck my camera out and got a great picture of this cool rock formation. If you want to hike the 20 feet or so to investigate the formation more closely, you're able to do that... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Skull Rock is right off the main road through the park. The Skull Rock itself isn't all the impressive. But it's a lot of fun climbing and jumping around on the rocks that surround it. Stop for a quick hike around.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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225 reviews 225 reviews
76 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This weird formation is just off the roadside. If you do not hike this is for you as it is right there! Always makes me smile it is very spooky looking! LOL!

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Hebron, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some what of a ho-hum hike. We started the trail at the back end and finished by Skull Rock. It was our first hike in JTNP--glad that the other hikes were A+.

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Riverside, California
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168 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Skull Rock is only a few yards off the road. It is an easy walk up a dirt path. It makes a good photographic subject day and night.

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Agoura Hills, California
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97 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you come to Joshua Tree NP then you have to stop by and see Skull Rock. You can see from the paved road as it is right next to it. There is also a nice trail next to it. It was one of my favorite trails - it's a short easy hike through big holders. Skull Rock is right... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This rock formation was interesting but the most enjoyable aspect was reading about the desert flora. Several information signs are located along the trail. It was fun to learn along the route.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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183 reviews 183 reviews
97 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I put that as my title because I followed the trail, but never found a rock that looked like a skull before I ended up in the campground. When I walked back to my car, there the rock was, right at the trailhead. I wasn't the only person who walked the trail that day looking for the rock. Probably in... More 

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Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was a very hot day in late July when we visited skull rock. I had read about the 'bee warnings' in the pamphlet, but didn't give it too much thought after stopping at several spots in the park and not encountering any wildlife whatsoever (probably due to the fact it was 110 degrees). You don't have to have too... More 

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