Places to visit in Borrego Springs

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  • Robert E
    Long Beach, CA19 contributions
    If you’re a dark sky enthusiast or really love the majesty of nature at extremes Anza is the perfect place.
    From breathtaking view atop the cliffs above or sunsets over the washes and gully’s that stretch across the valley floor.
    Your day will be filled with all the beauty and thrills
    4 wheels are a must if you want to see the interior of this natural wonderland. For those with conventional transport try one of the trails over looking the valley floor.
    Take plenty of water, food, and if your staying to see the stars bring warm clothes and a good pair of binoculars or telescope.
    Check their website for closures and areas currently off limits do to Covid.
    Primitive and Developed Campaign is available with advanced reservation.
    Written 7 November 2022
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  • Shereen B
    10 contributions
    Amazing sculptures, great photo opps, fun to get to and drive around, extremely hands on. Second time out was as good as the first.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Bill W
    1 contribution
    That sandy wash will change from week to week and may be passable with 2wd at times and not at all others. If you are very experienced driving on this type of 'road' and do not mind beating your car up a bit you MAY be able to make it. I have done it a few times in a Hyundai accent, but I needed to go pretty fast and not slow down for ANY reason. I also had people to pull me out if need be. It is an amazing place and a must see but do not try going out here with 2wd. Note: it is kinda funny passing 4x4's in the wash and being the only car in the parking lot...
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • Dorothy L
    Murrieta, California, United States8 contributions
    Great hike! Fun and Not difficult. Love looking at the rocks and the slots are amazing. Some open space and lots of places to wander and explore.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Joe H
    3326455 contributions
    Pay the Park fee and set off on a beautiful hike into Palm Canyon, which offers varied terrain, magnificent views and some challenges along the way. The lower portion is open and gradual, becoming more difficult as you approach the palms, but worth it indeed for the topography, plants, birds and lovely people along the way. TAKE LOTS OF WATER AND WEAR GOOD SHOES!
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Janet W
    Ridgecrest, CA147 contributions
    road recently graded, stream dry so crossings easy; only a few flowers out now. Peaceful place. watch for loose sand.
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • Stefanie C
    Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
    We stopped by and visited this visitor's bureau at the start of our trip. Definitely worthwhile. There is good information there and the gentleman behind the desk was friendly and informative. Recommended especially for people who are not so familiar with things to do in the area. There is a lot of worthwhile information available.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • GingerBeerBaltimore
    Baltimore132 contributions
    My friend and I visited in search of local art and weren't disappointed. She ended up walking away with two paintings of the spring bloom. Even if you aren't in the market for new art, it's worth a stroll to see what people are creating and to eye the items in the gift shop. They also feature local artists and art-making opportunities. Why not when you're in the area?
    Written 8 February 2022
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  • rssrob
    West Kelowna, Canada626 contributions
    I have travelled extensively and always visit libraries.This is the library all libraries should use as there beginning blueprint. I am including Amsterdam, Rome, Athens, etc.
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • NorthStar814354
    15 contributions
    A garden, really? There is a picnic bench. But the garden looks like the rest of the desert. Same rocks and cacti. Nothing looks like it was planted, pruned or arranged for anything special. Just something you can check off the list of things to find in the desert.
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • Susie1028
    San Diego, CA2,006 contributions
    To get to the trailhead for this hike, there is a long drive in a dirt road (passable for most passenger cars). The hike to the homestead is on a maintained trail. Compared to most hikes in Anza Borrego, it is pretty easy. It goes without saying, bring water and hike during the cooler parts of the day. At the end of the trail, you can explore the remains of the Marshall South homestead—of man who moved his family to a very remote and hostile part of the county without the conveniences of electricity, phones, water, or food supply. If you are so inclined, you can head cross country to the peak of Ghost Mountain (no trail).
    Written 29 September 2017
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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA1,752 contributions
    To park, you must pay the $10 (exact change) parking fee. If you don’t have $10, then stop at the Visitor Center first to pay for parking with a credit card, for example. The first part of the hike is a lot of the same. The scenery doesn’t change much and the hike is quite simple with only a slight incline – with no shade. The second half gets more interesting. You need to climb over rocks and slide down some larger boulders in some cases. In one spot, you need to crawl under an archway on your hands and knees. The trail is not marked and it is difficult to find where the trail is located. You may want to use the All Trails app to make sure you stay on the trail. You eventually make it to a palm grove and a bit further some deciduous trees (for example, maple trees). The waterfall was dry when we were there and had maybe an inch of muddy water in a small puddle underneath. I would recommend you wear long pants on this hike because as you scramble over and under rocks, you may get your legs scraped by the twigs/cactus sticking out in parts (as I did). All in all, it was an interesting hike and I am sure it would be even nicer in the spring with the waterfall and flowers.
    Written 7 November 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA1,75,384 contributions
    We have enjoyed going to the Santa Rosa Mountains. This time we saw them from Borrego Springs on a warm sunny spring day. They are always so beautiful to see.
    Written 31 March 2018
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  • Mary12191
    Nevada City, CA107 contributions
    Sandstone Canyon should be at the top of everyone’s list of desert canyons in this area...twisty & narrow in spots, tall canyon walls, varied colors. We love to go Jeeping in this area & always include Sandstone as part of our run!
    Written 11 December 2018
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  • NorthStar814354
    15 contributions
    Where ever there is water in the desert, it generally is greener. Interesting thing is that the hills surrounding or seemingly next to one another can be different in the life of the plants (brown or green), the color of the soil (light or dark) or even sometimes moss colors on the rocks (indicating moisture).
    Written 19 January 2022
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