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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
+1 760-767-5311
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The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“palm canyon” (81 reviews)
“visitor center” (97 reviews)
“slot canyon” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
200 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005
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+1 760-767-5311
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"palm canyon"
in 81 reviews
"visitor center"
in 97 reviews
"slot canyon"
in 33 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 26 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 20 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 37 reviews
"metal sculptures"
in 15 reviews
"desert plants"
in 14 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 12 reviews
"off road"
in 15 reviews
"trail head"
in 14 reviews
"nature trail"
in 8 reviews
"palm oasis"
in 40 reviews
"great hiking"
in 16 reviews
"desert floor"
in 9 reviews
"day trip"
in 27 reviews
"san diego"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Trail was easy and clear Lots of tunnels,you need a light. I will do it again with hiking shoes rather than my running shoes although the trail wasn't too hard on my shoes. Don't forget to take water. I'm not positive but everyone claims it...More

Thank raulp2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here to capture the milky way and do star trails with all the sculptures within the area. It is a pretty interesting place.

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like truly wild and peaceful places this is a perfect place to visit. There are short hikes, long hikes, 2W, AWD & 4WD roads. The desert flora and fauna are simply magnificent. If you’re looking to be entertained - forget it. But if...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend coming to Anza-Borrego in the spring when the wild flowers are in bloom. This was our second visit, and due to higher temperatures we limited our day to an early morning hike. We did the Palm Canyon Trail which is a nice...More

1  Thank Renee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is truly special. We visited in April 2018 and were blown away by the beauty and varied landscape of this state park. We recommend staying in the town of Borrego Springs (many lodging and dining options) and going to the Visitor...More

1  Thank freshairfan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is huge ... even if you have visited before, the Visitor Center has a wealth of information, including where wildflowers are blooming (last year was excellent - very little rain this year left the desert looking dry with few flowers in...More

1  Thank Laurine C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center in Borrego Springs is a good place to start for first timers. Good history and flora/fauna display, maps, books, etc. There is everything from easy walk on paved trails to back country off road adventures. If you go in the spring, pray...More

Thank mntraveler35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few days here in the warm desert heat. Interesting walks and hikes and lovely rental with a close by private pool and hot tub plus tennis court. A perfect escape from a very late NewcEngland winter.

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here expecting to see desert with some flowers but found so much more. I found some stunning landscapes hidden away like at Fonts Point and gems like the jungle-like oasis at the end of the trail in Palm Canyon. I loved it all....More

1  Thank paulhundal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful vistas- the quiet is unbelievable! We enjoyed hiking and rockhounding. Make sure you bring water and wear high socks/long pants to avoid spurs, etc.

1  Thank Chellis2010
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Steve C
5 April 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
19 March 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
9 March 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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