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Borrego Springs

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A small well-kept desert town is a haven for retirees & tourists. The entire valley is surrounded by the largest state park in California & boast some of the best desert scenery around. A day trip from San Diego, this is an excellent place to learn to use that SUV on dirt roads, camp without the crowds or begin mountain biking. The lush desert vegetation of this region draws thousands of city folk each spring for the annual bloom. Equipped with digital cameras, eager to kneel down & shoot the microscopic flora in the remote washes... best have a decent macro lense tho (plus a steady tripod for the sunset shots).

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elevation: 590' population: 4,000 zip code: 92004

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terrain:
scenic desert valley


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location:
San Diego County
in Anza Borrego State Park
N off Hwy. 78

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recreation:

  • back roads
  • biking & rentals
  • camping
  • hiking
  • golfing
  • picnicking
  • primitive camping
  • stargazing
  • desert wildflowers
  • Anza Borrego Off Road
  • Slot Canyon Hike Photos
  • off-roading
  • backpacking
  • cycling
  • motorcycle roads
  • open space
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park
  • Ocotillo Wells SVRA
  • Salton Sea SRA
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • BLM Yuha Desert
  • Galleta Meadows Metal Sculptures
  • borrego springs campgrounds

    Borrego Palm Canyon Camp
    Salton Sea SRA Campgrounds
    Rancho Cuyamaca Camping
    Vallecito County Park
    Bow Willow Campground
    Culp Valley Campground
    Tamarisk Grove Campground
    Mecca Box Canyon

    tent camping

    description:
    Southern California desert, small resort town with the largest State Park in California surrounding it. Visitor Center is worth a stop: Bike riding distance from town. Minimal shopping & restaurants. Bar popular with motorcycle groups. Okay for burgers. Cyclist train out here, golfers golf and hikers hike. Annual bike race. They do have real high speed internet in town.

    nearby towns:
    Indio
    Julian
    Temecula
    Bombay Beach
    Palomar Mountain
    Warner Springs
    Salton City
    Calexico
    El Centro
    Mecca
    Mount Laguna
    local links:

    Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce
    786 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004
    760-767-5555
    800-559-5524
    https://www.borregospringschamber.com

    Farmers Market: FRI 8AM
    Sunrise Powerlink Project
    Natural History Association
    Bighorn Fudge
    Borrego Outfitters
    California Overland Tours
    Anza Borrego Desert Map
    San Diego Backcountry Map
    Cleveland National Forest Map
    Desert Safari 4×4 Event
    Borrego Days Festival & Parade
    Double Century Bike Ride
    Metal Sculptures Galleta Meadows

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