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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!

Blooming barrel cactus
Flowers beginning to bloom on barrel cactus
Anza Borrego Desert Visitors Center
Walkway at the Anza Borrego Desert Visitors Center
Cholla in the sunlight
Galeta Meadows sculptures
Horses by Ricardo Breceda – just a few of 129 sculptures
Home at Tamarisk Grove
Tamarisk Grove Campground – home for a couple of days
They're eating my car!
Watch out! They’re going for my car!

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See you on the road out there somewhere!

Visiting the Anza Borrego Desert

10 thoughts on “Visiting the Anza Borrego Desert

  • March 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    you closed comments on your trailers new shoes. you need a new spare. i think 6 years is about the limit. they rot after that. many tires will look good, well they aren’t. do a google search.

    peaceup raz

    • March 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Raz, you are absolutely correct! My trailer spare is as old as the trailer (1965) and will be worthless in the event of a flat tire. It’s on my list of things to do – soon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      PS. The comments close automatically 30 days after the post is published.

  • March 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I’ve camped in Anza Borrigo many times and love it especially as the flowers are blooming. Thanks for sparking some great memories!

    • March 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

      It’s such a great place to camp, isn’t it, Jane? Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  • March 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    wow I loved the pictures. I am stuck in some white stuff no flowers here so thanks for sharing yours. There are so many places I want to see I hope I can remember them all.Horses are my first love. I will see make it a point to see these.

    • March 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Linda! I hope you keep Anza Borrego in mind when you start your travels. It’s a wonderful place to visit, especially in the spring when things are blooming, but fall is nice as well. Summer, of course, is very hot, seeing as how it’s a desert 🙂 I’d love to meet up with you when you get out here! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  • March 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Too bad we didn’t connect at the Slabs. Maybe if I stand atop my van and wave you can see me from A-B. I hope to cross paths again some day.

    • March 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Al! I’ll be back at the Slabs before too long – if you’re still there, I’ll wave back! I hope we cross paths again, too. Happy trails!

        • March 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

          Ah… well, then, we probably will be ships in the night again. Safe travels!

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