Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Skull Rock

Latitude, Longitude: 33.995460, -116.062660

 

It began long ago when rain drops accumulated Anchorin tiny depressions and started to erode the granite. As more rock eroded, more water accumulated, leading to more erosion until, as time passed, two hollowed-out eye sockets formed and the rock began to resemble a skull.
 

Directions

Located along the main east-west park road, Skull Rock is a favorite stop for park visitors. A parking spot is located just across the road from the rock.

For those wishing to stretch their legs, the 1.7-mile Skull Rock Nature Trail begins either just across from the entrance to Jumbo Rocks Campground or inside the campground, across from the amphitheater.