Anza-Borrego
Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) is a state park located within the Colorado Desert of southern California, United States. The park takes its name from 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep. With 600,000 acres (240,000 ha) that includes one-fifth of San Diego County, ABDSP is the largest state park in California and, after New York's Adirondack Park, the second largest in the contiguous United States. The park occupies eastern San Diego County and reaches into Imperial and Riverside counties, enveloping two communities: Borrego Springs (home of the park headquarters) and Shelter Valley.
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2,659 Mile Long Trail from Mexico to Canada
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One of the most challenging hikes in Southern California. This ascent of a long,…
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Recently, while I was leading a hike with our friends, the Anza Borrego Foundati…
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At first glance, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park appears to be a lifeless, beige …
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Hikers, history buffs, and desert enthusiasts across San Diego County and SoCal …
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Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons, along with the two rugged trails that connect …
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This route to one of Borrego Valley’s iconic peaks features a sampling of the be…
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A tour through some of the highlights of the southwestern corner of Anza-Borrego…
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With countless geological oddities including mud hills, wind caves, synclines, a…
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Close to Hwy S22 in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Palm Wash is a branched drai…
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This incredibly challenging summit ascent takes you from the desert floor to the…
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Suppose I suggested that you might benefit from wearing waterproof boots to avoi…
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I recently conducted an extremely non-scientific poll in a Facebook hiking group…
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This scenic, rugged ridge forming the southern boundary of Borrego Valley was on…
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One of the advantages of being the largest State Park in the California while ac…
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A short hike from the hot, dry desert flat into a narrow canyon and to a hidden …
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The Cactus Loop is a short, relatively easy nature walk in southwestern Anza-Bor…
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A relatively easy, 3-mile roundtrip down a rocky canyon to one of the last remai…
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This is a desert hike up a canyon to a desert oasis with huge California fan pal…
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With some of the most developed and popular areas of Anza-Borrego State Park loc…
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