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Address: Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: 760-767-4205
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Popular day hiking area for desert lovers.

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Must see when in this area. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to all that like the great outdoors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Garry M
Orillia, Canada
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Orillia, Canada
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see when in this area. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to all that like the great outdoors.

Thank Garry M
Cleveland, Oh
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922 reviews
405 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a lovely broad canyon in the desert which starts about 15 min drive from Borrego Springs and continues sloping up gently for a few dozen miles. At the end of Di Giorgio road the state park starts with a dirt and often sandy road. With a regular vehicle you should not attempt to drive for more than 4-5... More 

1 Thank marcopolo111
southern california
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The willows are a good place to get out of the heat and give the kids a place to play in the water....Keeps them busy...

Thank gueromeister
North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Coyote Canyon is not for everyone.........Thank Goodness! The road is dusty and gets very rocky past the Third Crossing, but if you love real desert exploring, it doesn't get any better. Prior to arriving at Third Crossing, (where, if you don't have a high clearance 4x4 and lots of experience...........you better plan on hiking the road!) there are three marked... More 

1 Thank WhisperWinds
Glendale, California
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We rented a Jeep. This was a fun trek. About 30 minutes in the road gets fun. You need 4x4. Many opportunities for pictures and flowering plants. Get out of the car and explore a bit for the best experience.

1 Thank Todd F
Santee, California
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The vibrant colors only found in the desert and in the spring are in abundance here. A fairly rugged vehicle is necessary for most of the trip, and 4wheel drive for the final few miles. Don't miss the beautiful sculptures near the entrance.

Thank bigbadbuyer
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You will need 4 wheel drive and high clearance once you get by 3rd crossing .An alternative is to drive in and hike . You are rewarded with great views , flowing water and lots of canyons to explore.

2 Thank Grant W
Palm Desert, California
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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Coyote Canyon is easy to find and has been very accessible in a small SUV without 4 wheel drive. We drove it on 11/20/14. Unlike other years when we could get past the ford or at least as far as Desert Gardens, we got stuck about 3 miles in. Because of summer rains, the road is not in good condition.... More 

Thank Tek
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We did some primitive camping here for 10 days in the Desert Garden area, about 2-1/2 miles off the end of Digiorgio Road. Daytime temps for the area in late December were very comfortable in the low 70's. Plenty of sunshine. However, they dipped to the high 30's and very low 40's at night and the wind picked up considerably.... More 

6 Thank Kristi C
Borrego Springs, California
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224 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were able to easily drive about five miles up the canyon to the bypass road and could probably have gone further but didn't want to challenge our older all-wheel-drive car. Magnificent views. Nice places along the way to pull over and picnic.

1 Thank Wahzah

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