Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Towering up from the Cajon Pass area, Mormon Rocks is an imposing and unique landscape of sandstone boulders created by centuries of San Andreas Fault activity. The landscape jumps out to travelers, as it appears in awe-inspiring dramatic contrast to much of its flatter surroundings in the Victor Valley.

Named for migrating Mormons who took shelter amongst the boulder area in the mid-1800s. The landscape also provided shelter to Native American peoples about 700 years earlier. Today, the towering wall of stone is easily accessible from a parking lot viewpoint area on the north side of Highway 138, a short distance from where the highway intersects Interstate 15. A short walk through the soft dirt leads to the base of the rocks, some which stand a couple hundred feet in height.

The porous surface of the sandstone contains small caves and crannies that are home to wildlife such as coast horned lizards and several species of birds.

While the rocks are easily accessed from the parking area, there are no designated paths or walkways around them. Those looking for a short hike in the area can access the Mormon Rocks Interpretive Trail across the street.

There are no amenities of any kind in the parking area. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Unique rock formations. Wide views.

Cons

Beside a busy highway.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Geologically significant
Family friendly
Big vistas

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California
San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California

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