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Lone Pine, California: Nightmare Rock

Large boulder dimpled in a way that inspires artists to transform it into a face -- sometimes cute, sometimes psychotic.

Whitney Portal Rd, Lone Pine, CA
2.1 miles west of Lone Pine on north side of Whitney Portal Rd.
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Nightmare Rock.

Nightmare Rock

Visited Nightmare Rock on Sept. 15th 2020. It was repainted so it doesn't look scary, but like a sexy Jabba the Hut, lol.

[Josh, 09/17/2020]

Nightmare Rock.

Nightmare Rock

Nightmare Rock is one of our favorite places to visit before heading over to Death Valley. We love the Mount Whitney Portal Road drive, and the drive on Movie Road. So much cinema history was made here!

[Deb, 01/01/2016]

Nightmare Rock.

Nightmare Rock

Pretty funny creation -- on the way up to Whitney Portal.

[David Washburn, 08/06/2015]

Nightmare Rock.

Nightmare Rock

A bit hard to find! Passed it going up. Almost missed it going back. Maybe 1-2 miles in on Whitney Portal road. Not far! A little turn in to photograph it. Righthand side if you're headed towards the mountain.

[CS, 07/06/2015]

Nightmare Rock.

Nightmare Rock

From the bowels of the Alabama Hills comes Nightmare Rock! Graffiti for the absurd is 4 miles west of Lone Pine, CA on Whitney Portal Road. Added bonus, more than 300 movies have been filmed in the area...from Gunga Din to Gladiator!

[Joel Rayburn, 08/01/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Movie RoadMovie Road, Lone Pine, CA - < 1 mi.
Lone Pine Film History MuseumLone Pine Film History Museum, Lone Pine, CA - 2 mi.
Earthquake Survivor: Adobe WallEarthquake Survivor: Adobe Wall, Lone Pine, CA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Scrap Metal Creatures, Three Rivers, CA - 46 mi.

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