Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Located about 100 miles east-northeast of San Diego. From the west, enter the park on State Highway 78, 12 miles east of Julian, on County Road S-22, 20 miles east of Warner Springs on Route 79.

From the south, enter on County Road S-2 at Ocotillo, just north of Interstate 8. From the east, enter on Route 78, west of Brawley or Road S-22, 10 miles west of Salton City, both east off State Highway 86.

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San Diego, Palm Springs and Yuma, Arizona. There is also a small Airport in Borrego Springs.

Bus service to Borrego Springs, in the center of the park.

Amtrak services San Diego, Palm Springs and Indio, California.


The park includes some of the hottest locations in the U.S. -- Borrego Valley and Borrego Badlands -- where summertime daily high temperatures can average 107 degrees F. Here, temperatures can climb as high as 125 degrees F.


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Average Temperature

 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Monthly climate normals
   Year  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
 High °F  87  69  73  77  84  93  102  107  105  100  90  78  69
 Low °F  58  43  46  49  53  60  68  75  74  69  60  50  43
 Average °F  73  56  60  63  68  76  85  91  90  84  75  64  56
 Rain  6.51  1.0  1.0  .81  .23  .09  .02  .35  .67  .44  .31  .69  .86


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Anza Borrego Overview A video overview of all the fascinating places in and around Anza Borrego Desert State Park that you can visit, from the Gomphotherium Park in Borrego Springs to the Pumpkin Patch and much more! Watch this video to get an idea of the range of geologic features available to check out in the Park.

Carrizo Badlands - Video of Mud Caves and Canyon Sin Nombre The length of the mud caves varies, with some extending over 1000 feet and featuring ceilings as high as 80 feet. Caves have been reported up to 35 feet wide, and others so narrow, you have to squeeze through openings. Multi-level caves with skylights have been found, where erosion has created an opening, or sinkhole, in the ceiling of the cave. Some of the caves are fairly easy to navigate while others may require you to crawl in sections.

Fonts Point - Borrego Badlands Video
Centered in the arid Borrego Badlands due east of the Visitors Center between County Road S-22 and Route 78, four million years of geologic and paleontologic history are exhibited across a stark desert landscape. Join the crew of DesertUSA and take a road trip to Fonts Point, maybe the best place in North America to view sediments of the Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs.


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