Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Exploring on an RV trip is the best part of packing and driving- finally arriving at a place unseen and full of amazing sights. The desert is stark, with surprising delights hidden among the rocks and sand. Anza-Borrego is a vast desert with unmistakable beauty in a vast arid and barren land.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a State Park in California, located in the Colorado Desert and includes one-fifth of San Diego County. The park takes its name from the 18th-century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word for sheep, borrego. 

The park has 500 miles of dirt roads, designated wilderness areas, and 110 miles of hiking trails, some harder than others. It can get hot, well above 100 degrees and walking requires several water bottles per person. But, it is well worth it. The lure of a view of the Big Horn Sheep keeps hikers walking along the trails leading into the barren mountains.

The park contains desert washes, rock formations, and colorful, large arid landscapes and mountains. The vegetation is predominantly creosote bush and the palo verde-cactus shrub with the palo verde tree, cacti, and ocotillo.  

The park contains desert washes, rock formations, and colorful, large arid landscapes and mountains. The vegetation is predominantly creosote bush and the palo verde-cactus shrub with the palo verde tree, cacti, and ocotillo.  

The park has natural springs with the state’s only native palm, the California Fan Palm. Hiking back to the see the palm in Palm Canyon is long and grueling but well worth it.

The special treat of the day is the evening, staying in the StageCoach RV park with a warming fire and an evening view of the desert.

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