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Address: Borrego Springs, CA
Description: Monument dedicated to the legendary mountain man, Thomas Long "Pegleg...
Monument dedicated to the legendary mountain man, Thomas Long "Pegleg" Smith, and his lost gold mine. Site of the annual liars contest.
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Hiking from Pegleg

The only interest I had in this place is a trailhead for a nice ascending hike to Coyote Mountain. It is located 5 miles from Christmas Circle of the town. There were many RV's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2012
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Adirondack, New York
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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

First lookup PegLeg Smith on internet for history. Location is just north of the airport (Borrego) on Ferguson road. You have to drive on dirt/sand to get to the monument. Found on right side. Very interesting

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Adirondack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The only interest I had in this place is a trailhead for a nice ascending hike to Coyote Mountain. It is located 5 miles from Christmas Circle of the town. There were many RV's parked when I hiked in the beginning of April but I never saw anyone attempting to hike this trail. Actually during my annual visits to Anza... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2002

In the winter I, and a number of other full-time RVers--we live and travel in our recreational vehicles all year--hang out at Pegleg's corner. It is on the edge of Anza-Borrego State park, but is privately owned. There are NO facilities--you provide for yourself, and whatever you pack in you pack out. The issue is privacy and quiet--people try to... More 

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