Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Joshua Tree National Park
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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  • While the skull is cool. It is right off the road. Once we saw it we we decided to continue walking the loop in the area. It was pretty well marked and was about 1.7 miles. Half of it was on the...  more »
  • I was curious if this might be one of those rock formations that required a large dose of creative thinking to see its named shape. Not so with Skull Rock! Created by erosion, you can clearly see an.....  more »
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  • The skull rock itself is fine. Probably more interesting if you're under the age of 14. But the general area of Jumbo Rocks is cool and there's a big hike, so why not lay your eyes on a rock with eye sockets?
  • If you have any experience with climbing and such, its worth getting on top of not only the skull rock but also the nearest highest peak. Well, second highest at least. The highest I didn't try. What a view. I suggest sunrise once you've gotten up once already and know how it is. Absolutely amazing area.

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