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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
+1 760-767-5311
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Private Mountain and Desert Tour from San Diego
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“palm canyon” (82 reviews)
“visitor center” (100 reviews)
“slot canyon” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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"palm canyon"
in 82 reviews
"visitor center"
in 100 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 33 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 27 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 21 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 37 reviews
"metal sculptures"
in 15 reviews
"desert plants"
in 15 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 12 reviews
"off road"
in 15 reviews
"palm oasis"
in 43 reviews
"trail head"
in 14 reviews
"nature trail"
in 8 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"day trip"
in 28 reviews
"desert floor"
in 9 reviews
"san diego"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to hike, bird watch and enjoy the beauty of the desert. The walk to Palm Canyon was amazing and we were lucky to see the ironwood trees filled with lavender color blooms and lots of birds.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anza-Borrego Desert is a great place to visit in the winter and spring. So many many things to see and experience. It's so wild that you have to find your way around.

1  Thank drink50fifty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most visistors don't get too far past the Borrego Valey itself, but this stated park is, in fact, HUGE, and has a vast array of natural and cultural treasures most people never even know are there. The wildflowers in the Spring are one of the...More

2  Thank chris k
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

About 30years ago, I was in San Diego for a conference and had a field trip here. I had never seen a desert before and thought the scenery was just stunning. I have been back twice since then. Most recently, my sister and I stayed...More

2  Thank Sylvia G
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

With 85000+ acres of trails you’re sure to find adventure here. Camping available everywhere as well. Bring your toys and have a blast.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A very well done Visitor Center. You can just sit there at sunset, listen to the birds, see a hare or 2 hop by, the mountain and desert colors changing, stars. Luv it! Clean nice bathrooms, knowledgeable staff, a nice movie to get you out...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were based in Cathedral City (near Palm Springs) & decided to do a road trip down to the desert park. The route down through the desert & next to the Salton Sea is very scenic, including lots of metal life-size sculptures located in the...More

2  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Bring your kids, dogs and plenty of water to hike the trails, many of them are 2-5 miles long, each with its own feature. The park also has primitive and backcountry camping.

Thank grip652
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

When visiting the springs, stop here first, Lots of information, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Lots of local knowledge

Thank DBKuper
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Trail was easy and clear Lots of tunnels,you need a light. I will do it again with hiking shoes rather than my running shoes although the trail wasn't too hard on my shoes. Don't forget to take water. I'm not positive but everyone claims it...More

Thank raulp2000
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Steve C
4 April 2018|
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Response from travelguy51_9 | Reviewed this property |
i was there in January and it rained while I was there but I was told there hadn't been enough and they didn't expect much of a bloom. With the recent rains however, who knows? Definitely check.
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gulliverreisen
19 March 2018|
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Response from hutch08 | Reviewed this property |
We were there this week and most of the plants are in bloom. It may not be peak yet, but it has definitely started.
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Martha815
9 March 2018|
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Response from Ryan S | Reviewed this property |
I drove a camaro off road there. Miles and miles of soft sand off roading. Best experienced in an SUV or proper truck. Best with 4x4 but CAN survive with 2wd if you know how to drive it.
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