On a recent visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we toured Grapevine Canyon in our 4WD Jeep.  These photos were taken on April 6th, 2016.  Grapevine Canyon is a good location to view the wildflowers in bloom, but it requires a 4WD vehicle.

The brilliant blooms of the Beavertail cactus were easy to spot along the trail.  The gold-colored blooms of the brittle bush stood out along the roadside.


Grapevine Canyon, is a 4WD trail.   It is a long downhill ride if you start down the Jasper Trail near Ranchita on the west boundry of the Park from at Mile 6.8 on Montezuma Highway (S22). Stay on Grapevine Canyon road to avoid hills and rough riding. You’ll enjoy shady trees and springs, but watch for bike traffic.  You can also enter Grapevine Canyon Jeep Trail from the south side from Highway 78 across Yaqui Flat.

Use the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park map below for details.  Or visit the Anza-Borrego Desert SP page for the full map.


Other related content:

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Tamarisk Grove Region
Things to Do
Explore the Park – DUSA Videos

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Lynn Bremner is the author of DesertRoadTrippin.com, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest.

After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.

In addition to the DesertRoadTrippin’ blog, Lynn also writes articles and produces content for the DesertUSA.com, Empire Polo Lifestyle Magazine and PoloZONE.com.


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