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Located in the southwest corner of Anza Borrego State park, this is an uncrowded mountain to hike, with plenty of abandoned mine shafts and desert to explore. Danger: beware of bats in the mine shafts.
There is a good 4x drive road called Rodriquez Canyon that starts at the foot of Banner Grade. It passes several abandoned gold mines. The Chariot Canyon mine is the best preserved as it was last active in the 1950's. It is hard going to...More