Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Photo: Sand wash in Ocotillo Wells
Off-Road Information
Other Names: Anza-Borrego, Anza Borrego
Terrain: Desert
Off-Road Use: Open and restricted
Difficulty: All types
Camping: Yes
County: San Diego County, California and Imperial County, California
Nearest Cities: Borrego Springs, CA
Map Links: Google Map Yahoo Map
Satellite Map: Google Satellite
Special Map: CA State Park map (pdf)
GPS Coords: 33.181813,-116.248398
Google Earth: Anza-Borrego.kmz
Area Size: 600,000 acres
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With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, two huge wilderness areas (comprising 2/3 of the park) and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert.

Google Earth, kmz/kml files and GPS units[edit]

GE.jpgIndicate that a kmz. file is available allowing you to see the highlighted trail and/or POI in Google Earth.

Download the kmz file from the desired trail on Dirtopia. The file will open in Google Earth and it will show you with great accuracy the trails and POI (points of interest). While on Google Earth, look on the left sidebar under Places, all the way down under Temporary Places you will see the name of the downloaded file with a check mark in its square and a plus sign next to it, clicking the plus sign will show you sub-folders and eventually the individual POI or trails, removing the check mark will make them not visible or visible on the map.

The kmz file could contain a single trail or like in this page many trails and many POI, it can be used to generate single trails or single POI kmz. or kml. files for this area. - - kml. files can easily be converted to gpx format using a free program like GPS Babel, gpx. files then can be uploaded to a GPS receivers (many of them). While on Google Earth choose the trail or POI you want, (one at the time only) be sure the check mark is on, click the trail / POI name once until it become blue - - right click on it - - Save Place As … - - Make sure that in Save as type: = kml - - Save, - - (kmz. file is a compressed kml. file)

This kmz. file can also be edited adding more POI or trails, make sure you close all sub-folders and save/upload only the main/root folder. In this case the main folder is called Anza-Borrego

Anza Borrego Off-Road Trails[edit]

GE.jpg Arroyo Hueso

GE.jpg Arroyo Seco del Diablo Trail

GE.jpg Arroyo Tapiado - Easy.jpg

GE.jpg Calcite Mine Trail

GE.jpg Campbell Wash Road

GE.jpg Canyon Sin Nombre

GE.jpg Carrizo Creek

GE.jpg Coyote Canyon Trail - Mod.jpg

GE.jpg Cross Over Trail

GE.jpg Diablo Drop-off - Diff.jpg

GE.jpg Fish Creek Trail - Easy.jpg

GE.jpg Hapaha Flat Road

GE.jpg June Wash

GE.jpg Loop Wash

GE.jpg Olla Wash

GE.jpg Pinyon Mountain Road - Diff.jpg The Squeeze and Heart Attack

GE.jpg Sandstone Canyon - Easy.jpg

GE.jpg Vallecito Creek

GE.jpg Vallecito Mountains Wash

GE.jpg Wiev of Badlands


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County. It is about a two-hour drive from from San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs. Many visitors approach from the east or west via Highways S22 and 78. From the coast, these highways descend from the heights of the Peninsular range of mountains with spectacular views of the great bowl of the Colorado Desert. Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of Interstate 8.

Maps and GPS Coordinates[edit]

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Coordinates: 33.181813° -116.248398° Coordinates: 33.181813° -116.248398°

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