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Address: 200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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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Desert DAys

Think of this as a mini Grand Canyon. This is a beautiful desert land mark. The broad scope of washes and built up dirt and sand are a 4 wheel driver's dream day. There are canyon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Think of this as a mini Grand Canyon. This is a beautiful desert land mark. The broad scope of washes and built up dirt and sand are a 4 wheel driver's dream day. There are canyon washes ...sand...and typical land for miles to be traveled, traipsed, and truly embraced. The wonder is there. Go

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Thank Tracy J
Coronado, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is magical! Go for the views, hiking, wildlife, off roading, pretty much everything the desert has to offer is right at your finger tips!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely my favorite park in California. It's only 1.5 - 2 hours from the city and you get to escape urban light pollution and see the Milky Way another other celestial objects at night. The best part is that you can camp - whether in a tent or a camper - just about anywhere. Just don't go more... More 

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went here on a lark, having always wanted to go, so didn't really plan it out. Beautiful scenery, especially entering from the mountains in the west. Since we went in mid August a lot was closed, even the Visitors center which is only open on weekends and holidays from 9-5p until October 15th. Regardless we enjoyed driving around and would... More 

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I have been many times in this park. I just love the desert with its flora and fauna, that changes according to the seasons, the landscape with its imposing rocks and the history of the native people. A visit to the Visitor Center is a must. During the summer it is only open at weekends

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

The park is spectacular, especially in spring. Summer, everything is closed, except the visitors center which is open on weekends.

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

When was the last time you drove your vehicle across a dragon's tail? Or, came face to face with a 30 foot scorpion? All are incredible steel welded sculptures of artist and welder Ricardo Breceda, based in Perris, California. About 130 of Breceda’s metal sculptures are now located in the Borrego Springs area. A round trip of about 22 miles... More 

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Hungerford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Everything about this place is good. But please - get out and hike the Canyons otherwise you simply will not see all it has to offer

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The best kept secret in California or in the West for that matter.. Incredible History (Wells Fargo Stagecoaches to Pony Express Mail delivery to Ancient and Current Indian Inhabitants), Geological formations, varied terrian and hiking trails. This place has it all!! You really need 3-4 days to truly appreciate this Wonder of the West!

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Fallbrook, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Of course, this is a desert. What's it gonna be? HOT! But it's beautiful too. The park is large and impossible to see the entire thing. There are hiking trails and camping areas, and there is also a visitor center.

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