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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone Number: 760 767 5311
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants...

The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.

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Welcome Center is very helpful.

Stopped in to get information on things to see and do in the area and the staff was just fantastic. Left with brochures and maps along with several suggestions. Many hands on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in to get information on things to see and do in the area and the staff was just fantastic. Left with brochures and maps along with several suggestions. Many hands on exhibits for the kids and the kids at heart :).

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Boston MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We missed the wildflowers because we were there in January, but gorgeous landscapes and nice peaceful trails.

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Salt Lake City
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149 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

hiking, cycling, golfing, seeing spring desert blooms, escaping cold weather. We don't do the first three, too early for the next - but its 70+ degree weather was almost reason enough to explore a corner of the world we hadn't seen from our socked-in winter weather in Utah. Over 5 days, we did do a little off-road at Butte Pass... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oasis Palm Canyon hike and Hellhole Palms hike was amazing. So much to see here. If it wasn't so spread out I could have seen more. Oh well, there's always next time.

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Orillia, Canada
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to put this place on your bucket list - very unique desert location with the town right in the middle of the State Park. Beautiful scenery, great day trips in all four directions. Great winter destination.

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love a visit to ABSP. Visit in the late winter and early spring to avoid the springtime wildflower viewers. The Pa;m Canyon trail is always an easy, fun trek - more often than not you'll see a few Bighorn Sheep on the way!

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Rochester, NY
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Carlsbad, starting out a bit later than we should have, as it is a difficult two hour drive. We found an unmarked but appealing trail along the way but did not take it as three road construction vehicles entered the small sandy parking spot and we were afraid they would block us in as they repaired storm... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to hike down to the Palm Canyon Oasis while driving through the park. It was a challenging hike for seniors with knee issues but we took our time and were rewarded when we made it to the oasis. Beautiful!

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Silver Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park, like so many others on the area, is absolutely beautiful! There are many trails with different levels of difficulty. Sad to say, I'm at the beginner level :-( The visitor center is well-organized, and the Rangers and volunteers are helpful and friendly. I will definitely go back.

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Thank Susan S
Irvine, California
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177 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beautiful but nothing like Grand Canyon or Bisti. If you never been to wow places you will think this place is amazing. Fonts Point is my favorite spot here. My advice to foreigner visitor who weren't familiar driving in desert please don't drive too slow or your car might get stuck especially with low clearance vehicle. If... More 

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