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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can't go wrong when you choose Anza Borrego Desert State Park as an off road playground. We had a awesome weekend with friends and family. Please be sure to take out what you bring in and follow all of the parks rules.

Thank M4212AKkarenw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seasonal wildflower extravaganza, grandeur and 500 miles of roads provide accessibility. There are also miles and miles of trails. This is a paradise. Plus, Borrego Springs is a magical desert town with good restaurants and lodging.

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to hike, bird watch and enjoy the beauty of the desert. The walk to Palm Canyon was amazing and we were lucky to see the ironwood trees filled with lavender color blooms and lots of birds.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Anza-Borrego Desert is a great place to visit in the winter and spring. So many many things to see and experience. It's so wild that you have to find your way around.

1  Thank drink50fifty
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Most visistors don't get too far past the Borrego Valey itself, but this stated park is, in fact, HUGE, and has a vast array of natural and cultural treasures most people never even know are there. The wildflowers in the Spring are one of the...More

2  Thank chris k
Reviewed May 18, 2018

About 30years ago, I was in San Diego for a conference and had a field trip here. I had never seen a desert before and thought the scenery was just stunning. I have been back twice since then. Most recently, my sister and I stayed...More

3  Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

With 85000+ acres of trails you’re sure to find adventure here. Camping available everywhere as well. Bring your toys and have a blast.

Thank David K
Reviewed May 1, 2018

A very well done Visitor Center. You can just sit there at sunset, listen to the birds, see a hare or 2 hop by, the mountain and desert colors changing, stars. Luv it! Clean nice bathrooms, knowledgeable staff, a nice movie to get you out...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We were based in Cathedral City (near Palm Springs) & decided to do a road trip down to the desert park. The route down through the desert & next to the Salton Sea is very scenic, including lots of metal life-size sculptures located in the...More

2  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Bring your kids, dogs and plenty of water to hike the trails, many of them are 2-5 miles long, each with its own feature. The park also has primitive and backcountry camping.

Thank grip652
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Steve C
April 4, 2018|
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Response from travelguy51_9 | Reviewed this property |
i was there in January and it rained while I was there but I was told there hadn't been enough and they didn't expect much of a bloom. With the recent rains however, who knows? Definitely check.
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gulliverreisen
March 19, 2018|
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Response from hutch08 | Reviewed this property |
We were there this week and most of the plants are in bloom. It may not be peak yet, but it has definitely started.
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Martha815
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Ryan S | Reviewed this property |
I drove a camaro off road there. Miles and miles of soft sand off roading. Best experienced in an SUV or proper truck. Best with 4x4 but CAN survive with 2wd if you know how to drive it.
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