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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
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: 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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A true gem!!!

We were visiting friends in Palm Springs and they took us down to see the Salton Sea and then over to Anza-Borrego State Park. I must admit that being from Florida, I had never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We were visiting friends in Palm Springs and they took us down to see the Salton Sea and then over to Anza-Borrego State Park. I must admit that being from Florida, I had never heard of the place. I was quite impressed by the size and beauty. The visitors center was staffed by a very friendly man and woman. We... More 

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Quincy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is fabulous for hikers and families. It is best in spring, winter and fall, but I like it in the summer too. Breathtaking views and a astonishing peace and serenity make it one of my all time favorites.

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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Anza-Borrego Desert is one of the most interesting and surprising places on the planet! When you are driving along the main roads, you have no idea what beauty awaits you off-road. Only when you explore the washes and trails are you able to really appreciate what this state park has to offer. Places like Fonts Point and Slot Canyon,... More 

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Borrego Springs, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've stayed and hiked at the Palm Canyon campground and trail. The campsites are well spaced, have covered picnic tables, fire rings and barbecues. There are centralized showers and toilets which you may have to hike a little or drive to if at an outer campsite. It has different types of sites suitable for large RVs, smaller RVs and tents.... More 

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The view is incredible and it is a unique and interesting landscape for photos and learning more about geology. I'm a blogger for DesertUSA.com and this is one of many points of interest worth visiting. I've been visiting the park for years and this attraction should... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful park to drive or hike through. We watched a golden eagle hunting and returning repeatedly to the nest atop a high tree. Unable to see eaglets since it was so high.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have took our car, 4WD, from San Diego for the less than 2 hour drive to this amazing park. The drive, as well as, the park offered really great and spectacular views well worth the time.

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La Jolla, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hiking here in winter months is excellent, with very varied unique terrain, slot canyons, palm washes, and others. Consult visitor center for maps

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love this area of the desert, can't wait to get back here with my Jeep to explore! The park is excellent with it's trails and information along the way as you walk through to see the natural vegetation.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

AMazing! We only went to the slot canyon and that is amazing! The slot canyon is vast and you can just get lost exploring the area! The view is also amazing! We drove in in a normal car so it's not a problem. Allow yourself a couple hours if you want to explore the slot canyon The desert state park... More 

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