Spending a few days in the Anza Borrego Desert this time of year can be like a breath of fresh air. The skies are clear and blue. The air is warm and dry with a gentle breeze blowing. The 129 metal sculptures by artist Ricardo A. Breceda are all wonderful. The camping is free in most of the desert area where boondocking is allowed, or there are four developed campgrounds where showers and toilets can be had.
A California State Park, Anza Borrego Desert is located in Southern California, about 80 miles east of San Diego, and about 150 miles southeset Los Angeles. Within its 600,000 acres are 500 miles of dirt roads, 110 miles of hiking trails, 12 designated wilderness areas and a visitors’ center where you can get more information about the park and pick up maps. Make sure to spend fifteen minutes and watch the video A Year in the Desert.
Right now is the perfect time of year to see wildflowers blooming; cactus bloom at different times but you’ll undoubtedly find some of those as well.
Enjoy the photos!
Additional links for Anza Borrego Desert information:
- California State Parks site for Anza Borrego Desert
- Anza Borrego Desert Wikipedia
- Anza Borrego Foundation
- Yelp reviews of Anza Borrego Desert
- Anza Borrego Desert by Borrego Springs Chamber & Visitors’ Bureau
- Ricardo A Breceda – metal sculptures artist
- Galleta Meadows – location of metal sculptures by Ricard Breceda
- Tribute to the Anza Borrego Desert blog
- Hidden San Diego: Galleta Meadows Estate Sculptures
See you on the road out there somewhere!