Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs

4.7
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Must see · Desert · Scenic Drive
Enjoy the desert landscape, flora, and fauna at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. From wildflowers, cacti, and California fan palms to coyotes, deer, and eagles, you can see a variety of native species. The park's most famous residents are the endangered desert bighorn sheep, but they are shy and seldom seen by the visitors. The park offers a selection of hiking trails through various landscapes that include badlands, mountains, and natural springs. You can choose a short desert excursion or stay longer at one of the park's campsites, which offer restrooms, showers, and campfire centers. You can connect to Wi-Fi in various locations throughout the park. When hiking, be sure to bring enough food, water, and sun protection. To visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and other attractions in Borrego Springs, use our Borrego Springs trip planning site.
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  • We were very impressed with the film they were showing at Visitor Center. It was beautiful and capturing the best of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We learned a lot and appreciate the park. There...  more »
  • Enjoyed the scenic views as well as some cactuses blossoming with yellow and red flowers. It’s a great to unwind and relax from busy lives.  more »
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  • Beautiful place!! Many scenic views! Wonderful visitors' center with staff members there ready to answer your questions and tell you about the park. You can find maps of the whole park in the center, along with interactive learning stations for children. Around the visitors' center there are several concrete walking paths that loop around different fauna and even a wet pond like area. There are bathrooms here next to the parking lot and they were very clean. There are also picnic tables for you to use.
  • This was the perfect getaway from San Diego. I went for one night and saw some great wildlife. I’m not an advanced hiker by any means and I was alone but I felt really comfortable with the Palm Canyon Hike as a beginner and solo hiker, and I saw some sheep! Remember not to go later in the afternoon though because it gets dark earlier with the mountains. I will definitely go back at some point.

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