7 Places to Explore in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
7 Places to Explore in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is one of the largest state parks in California. Located east of San Diego, this vast desert is home to tons of awesome attractions. Let me know what I left off of this list in the comments.
Here is a list of the places in this video:
Clark's Dry Lake Bed
Borrego Palm Canyon
Galleta Meadows Sculptures
Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves
Goat Canyon Trestle
Read more about all of these spots and more here.
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Top 10. Best Spots for Stargazing in the USA
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Top 10. Best Spots for Stargazing in the USA: Cherry Springs State Park Pennsylvania, Big Bend National Park Texas, Natural Bridges National Monument Utah, Death Valley National Park California, Mauna Kea Hawaii, Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico, Kitt Peak National Observatory Arizona, The Headlands Michigan, Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska, Glacier National Park Montana
Go on a tour of Anza-Borrego to see some of the sights and attractions in this unique desert region. In this tour, you'll see where those places are located and what they look like. Learn more by visiting our comprehensive tour guide of the Anza-Borrego region at
ROAD TRIP: California's Beautiful Deserts
A Road Trip through the California Deserts
Stops include the Alabama Hills, Death Valley, Mojave Desert, and Joshua Tree.
We start off leaving LA bound for the Alabama Hills, which is a famous location for shooting movies and old Western flicks in California. I haven't watched a movie outside of a plane flight for 5 years so I was more interested in the arches!
From there I made my way to Death Valley and caught the sunset at the Artist's Palette, followed by the sunrise at Zabriskie Point and a hike through the Golden Canyon, followed by stargazing at the salt flats in the Badwater Basin.
Next I made my way to the Mojave National Preserve to check out the lava caves and climb up the Kelso dunes. This is the largest protected area in the US with more Joshua trees than Joshua Tree itself! Next I hiked the Amboy Crater with Jessica Dacey with the Mojave Desert Land Trust to who shared some helpful info about taking care of the fragile desert as hikers and campers.
Finally, I finished at Joshua tree with an epic sunset.
If you want to visit all the deserts, I highly recommend checking out the Anza Borrego desert as well!
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Fonts Point, Anza-Borrego
One of the star attractions in the Park, Fonts Point is an overlook into the Borrego Badlands. The corrugated ridgelines of this heavily eroded landscape create a breathtaking sight as you look down upon them from Fonts Point. Read more at:
It Feels Like I'm on Another Planet (Fish Creek, Anza Borrego)
(Subscribe to see more!) On my way to San Diego, I take a little detour to explore Fish Creek Wash, one of California's remarkable off-road trails at Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Henderson Canyon Road in Anza-Borrego
When the wildflowers are blooming in Anza-Borrego, a drive along Henderson Canyon Road is one of the best places to see them.
10 California Mission Spots to Visit Along El Camino Real
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El Camino Real is a road in California that connects the 21 Spanish California missions that were established in the state. These are some of the oldest buildings and landmarks in California, which makes them interesting to visit even though they have become polarizing. I took a 7-day road trip to visit all of them in 2016 and you can read about that below or you can see my favorite spots at the California Missions in this video.
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Desert Sands Vintage Trailer Park ~ Borrego Springs
Phone 619-508-3468 email – info@DesertSandsVintage.com
Desert Sands was the first RV Park opened in Borrego Springs. The year was 1960, and all the palm trees were purchased for 10 cents each in small buckets. Needless to say, all of our landscaping is now fully mature and beautiful. Desert Sands Vintage RV Park has been featured as part of the Annual Borrego Garden Tour. We find that many of our transient visitors end up making our park their winter home. The quiet and peaceful surroundings of California’s largest State Park, insure very slow growth. The fact that Borrego still is without a stop light speaks volumes about our community. If you’re looking for a town that has a Starbucks, Walmart and big name stores this is not the place but if you are looking for a place where your life will slowdown and you’ll feel totally relaxed, this is Borrego Springs! At a certain age, one has to decide if they want to haul or drive that large rig another year. Why not find a place you like and park it for the season or for the year or for the future. We have kept our annual rates low enough to interest our visitors in becoming more permanent in our park. For what most parks charge for the season, we can offer space for the year. There is something attractive about knowing you have a steady space that is yours year around. A space you can attractively customize and take pride in. A piece of heaven right here in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
The weather in Borrego Springs is some of the best around. For only two months of the year on average, we dip into the high sixties during the day, take a look – Borrego Springs Weather
If you are looking for a quiet, friendly vintage RV Park please give us a try. We have 70 permanent sites. There is a heated pool and Jacuzzi, laundry room, showers and clubhouse inside an old vintage trailer with a slide out with free WiFi. Our park is a short walk from both the Anza Borrego Park Headquarters and into town. Many of our tenants are weekenders from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, that have fallen in love with our small friendly town and the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert. We also have a growing group of “resident snowbirds” from the great Northwest and Canada. We are the best value in Borrego Springs! Please come visit us and take a drive through the park and view the many cool vintage trailers. Area activities include tennis across the road, street and mountain biking, off roading, hiking, wine tasting, star gazing, golfing, horseback riding and much more. Our Vintage Park is constantly working on bringing back the 50’s-60’s early travel trailer identity. If you own a vintage trailer and are looking for a peaceful desert location please contact us. Next time you visit Borrego, please stop by and let us show you some of our options. We know you will be glad you did so.
277 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Exploring the Strange Spots of Anza-Borrego State Park in 24 Hours
Anza-Borrego State Park is a great spot to visit, with a number of fascinating myths and legends, including the Borrego Sandman, floating orbs, a lost galleon, and many more. Check out this video with eleven unique spots within the park to visit.