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Pegleg Smith Monument

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A Piece of History

This monument memorializes a prospector who epitomized the old culture of the desert. He was known... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
Cary L
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San Diego, California
Hiking from Pegleg

The only interest I had in this place is a trailhead for a nice ascending hike to Coyote Mountain... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2012
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Apr 6, 2018
“Plaque and RV Parking”
Jan 6, 2018
“Roadside monument”
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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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Borrego Springs, CA
+1 760-767-4205
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Passed it on the way to Fonts Point, OK to stop if you are driving by, I wouldn't make a special trip.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Not much to see here, but it's a good story, and a spot to stretch your legs en route to Borrego Springs. Would be interesting to visit on the first Saturday in April for the "Liar's Contest."

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

One of the stops on our visit to Anza-Borrego area historic landmarks. Many RVs clustered around the area, but all seemed friendly.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

This monument memorializes a prospector who epitomized the old culture of the desert. He was known for telling tall tales of lost gold mines, and an annual liars' contest is held in his honor at the monument.

Thank Cary L
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Came back to visit and found the rock pile getting higher . The mailbox log is still there and getting older. Walked around and little has changed.

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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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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...More

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Reviewed January 8, 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...More

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First weekend in April - check with Borrego Springs Chamber of commerce
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