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A beautiful area

We drove to the Desert Garden Trail which was a 3 star...interesting but flowers were not abundant... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
ojichan
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Lake Oswego
A Desert Oasis

great place to visit. a creek runs through it the entire season its open. cars can cross the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
D6370ZJmichaelh
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san diego, United States
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Popular day hiking area for desert lovers.
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Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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+1 760-767-4205
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We drove to the Desert Garden Trail which was a 3 star...interesting but flowers were not abundant this spring. If you go farther up the road a 4WD is needed. It’s very rough to Willow Creek and beyond. The upper area above the creek is...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

great place to visit. a creek runs through it the entire season its open. cars can cross the first, maybe the second water crossing after that if you are not in a 4 x 4 vehicle you are not going to make the rest of...More

2  Thank D6370ZJmichaelh
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We are Jeep-people (true 4x4, not a maul-crawler), but we know that many of our family and friends are not. Coyote Canyon is a great trail for showing guests the beauty of the desert--they can drive their own cars rather than cram in the back...More

2  Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My daytrip was on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The flower blooms were pretty nice along Coyote Canyon Road, but unfortunately the Ocotillos had not started to bloom much.When that happens, the canyon is very pretty. In a few weeks it should be much better. The...More

2  Thank Dez40
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The spring flowers were as spectacular here as anywhere else in the area, but much smaller crowds. Dirt road was in good condition, no need for high clearance vehicle to get to nice blooms.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Drove up the canyon. Did not see a big bloom. A few lupine and budded Ocatillo. Easy for four wheel drive but not worth the effort until the Ocatillo are in bloom. Could be now or in few days. No carpets of lowers. Lots of...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I went to Coyote Canyon at the end of Di Gorgio Road during the Super Bloom of wildflowers. There was a large variety of flowers along the road and in the fields. After the pavement, there is a sandy, dirt road. It is fairly easy...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been enjoying Coyote canyon but not the road for over forty years. Imagine my surprise when last weekend (April 12th) I went over in my Jeep expecting ruts and dirt and teeth jarring holes and discovered that someone has bladed the road for...More

8  Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Drove a Subaru Forester to beyond 3rd crossing while hunting for historic landmarks. Really enjoyed the drive.

2  Thank Donald L
Reviewed 19 December 2016

An easy two wheel drive back to desert gardens lead us to the back side of Coyote Mountain. Interesting geology. Love the desert and all it offers. Would be spectacular when wild flowers are blooming.

1  Thank Pamela T
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Jenn74
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Response from Dez40 | Reviewed this property |
With a 4x4 you can do the entire canyon, but there are closures so you have to come in from the bottom or down from the top and retrace your route. I made it to Santa Catarina Springs in 2wd about a week or so ago. The road... More
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