Hall of Horrors

Main Index

(2D images first. 3D Galleries further down the page will require redcyan glasses to see the full 3D effect. Click Photos to Enlarge.)


Looking west from Saddle Rocks


On This Page

Hall of Horrors ♦ 2013 Jan 31. Wayfarers, “Bucko” & Murbachi

Additional Galleries

Hall of Horrors ♦ 2013 Apr 1 ♦ King Dome & Knoll

Joshua Tree Superbloom ♦ 2013 Apr 1 ♦ Park Blvd. to Hall of Horrors

The Love Nest ♦ Planet X ♦ 2015 Feb 5

Saddle Rocks

The Oyster Bar ♦ Cowboy Crags


HALL OF HORRORS is situated in the eastern side of Lost Horse Valley. Heavily populated with tourist attractions, the area includes:

  • North: The Comic Book Area, Barker Dam, Piano Valley, Echo Rocks, Hidden Valley Campground, Hidden Valley, Intersection Rock, Turtle Rock
  • West: View of San Jacinto Peak (10,834ft El.), Juniper Flats
  • South: Keys View Road, Cap Rock, Ryan Campground, Ryan Ranch, Headstone Rock
  • East: Sheep Pass, Ryan Mountain, Cave Corridor (at Ryan Mtn. parking lot), Saddle Rocks, Cowboy Crags, and The Oyster Bar

As you can tell from this brief list, lots to see! Hall of Horrors proper is located west of the old Sheep Pass Loop Road, now Park Blvd., and lies across the road from Saddle Rocks. Both areas use the same parking lot.

Hall of Horrors acrobatNotice the wide gap between South Horror Rock on the left, and its companion, North Horror Rock in the image below. It stands to reason sane rock climbers and insane high wire acrobats have also noticed this. From time to time, often as a publicity stunt, a cable will be strung between the two and some daredevil will walk across it! Courtesy of Google Images and Summitpost.org, here is one such crossing (click to enlarge) →

LINK to Summitpost.org’s page hosting this image


Due to its complex nature, I have divided Hall of Horrors into several Galleries: South & North Horror Rock, Den of Doom, Hall of Horrors East & West Walls, “Real” Hall of Horrors (a narrow corridor behind “Jessica’s Crack”), an area called Hall of Horrors Bouldering, and finally King Dome. A few hundred yards north of King Dome there rises a low hill or knoll which I found gives an advantageous 360-degree panoramic photo opportunity. The entire Lost Horse Valley can be seen from here.

I visited the knoll 2013 Apr 1 and found it to be agreeable for 3D photography. From its surroundings, the knoll reveals that the entire area from Saddle Rocks through Hall of Horrors to the remnant monzogranite boulders littering the top of the rise are all part of one structure.

2D From from the Knoll

Looking SE. The Hall of Horrors is below, while Saddle Rocks juts out from the hillside behind.

Hall of Horrors west side, Saddle Rocks beyond

Hall of Horrors west side, Saddle Rocks beyond


Distant View of Hall of Horrors

Early on the morning of Jan. 2, 2014, my friend E! and I visited Johnny Lang’s gravestone near the access road to Lost Horse Mine. From a close-by hill, we took some nice pictures looking north, one of which includes Ryan Campground and Headstone Rock, with the area immediately beyond (at right) called The Oyster Bar, and further back and off-center slightly, the low Hall of Horrors inselbergs that, from a distance, hide their impressive feet-on-the-ground complexity. I find that viewing an area from different angles gives one a much better sense of its surroundings. To the right is Ryan Mountain. Headstone Rock is clearly visible in the near distance. (Click to Enlarge)

Hall of Horrors is left of center in this distant shot


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  • Click to Enlarge Photos

3D Anaglyph Gallery 1

3D Anaglyph Gallery 2

3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery

(For 3D TV viewing. Click Half Side-by-Side images to enlarge. 1080p resolution. Or Windows users, right-click and choose SAVE LINK AS.)



Enjoy Hall of Horrors. More to come. Thank you!



Posted 2014 Nov 10

Updated 2017 Nov 9

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