Satan’s Den (Vasquez Rocks)

Satan's Den - Vasquez Rocks



I don’t support vandalizing our natural resources, but some graffiti is just too interesting to ignore. This modern-day painting at Vasquez Rocks County Park is just that. The gory, horror inspired design is tucked away in a small cave, out of sight from the unsuspecting. To add to the horror, a stench of urine from day hikers will pummel your nose as you approach the cave. I would suspect that most people have no idea what is in the dark cave where they are relieving themselves, I can only imagine the terror of turning on a flashlight mid-stream.

I don’t know who the artist is or when it was created, no known name has been given to the cave, but I found the name Satan’s Den aptly fitting.

I did not take a coordinates reading from the cave, but those interested in finding it start your hunt in this general area:  34°28’43.97″N 118°19’6.10″W


About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.