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“Explore the desert”

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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$687.00*
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Private Mountain and Desert Tour of San Diego
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Explore the desert”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Visitor Center is first rate with information about the Park, its trails and roads plus local interesting sites. A little museum with a bigger garden, it is a winner.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful and quiet Christmas”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Hardly anyone was there at Christmas time - perfect get away from the family. Beautiful palm tree oasis on short hikes. Very cool metal sculptures. Agua Caliente hot springs - nice indoor pool and showers. Don't just go when there are wildflowers - lots to see at other times. Oh -the vault toilets at the campsites - were sooo clean - no smell - they looked brand new.

Visited December 2012
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Sebastopol, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“One of my Favorite Places on Earth - Great Ranger Too”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I've been going here off and on for over 35 years... And I still have lots of places I have not seen.

I love the solitude, diversity of topography, plants, animals and weather.

If you have not spent much time in a desert, this is great one to start with. Lots of awesome viewing and access from both paved and dirt roads. No costs to camp, almost anywhere you want.

We camped for 6 days recently in one of the main washes and only saw one car, which was a ranger Jennifer. ( She was awesome, helpful and supportive)

Visited December 2012
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Visitor center”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great layout of the visitors center, friendly and helpful staff, some of the most beautiful terrain in the desert

Visited December 2012
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Tustin, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delightful Desert State Park”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We loved the Palm Canyon Trail - a great 6 mile-return hike from the Anza-Borrego Desert Stae Park Visitors Center.

Visited December 2012
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