The Sky Art Sculptures of Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs, CA

Update: All the art that was previously located behind the gate on Galleta Pkwy has been moved to new locations. Updated maps are below.

Something more than desert wildflowers and the spectacular Anza-Borrego Desert State Park attracts visitors to the Borrego Valley in Southern California. People come from around the United States, and internationally, to see the amazing 130 full-sized metal sculptures here – many inspired by creatures that roamed this same desert millions of years ago. The artworks range from prehistoric mammals to historical characters, fanciful dinosaurs, and a 350-foot-long fanciful serpent.

Mammoth and Sunset. photo by James Bremner Photography

Mammoth at Sunset

Drive through the roads that weave through the area – you'll see sculptures of wild horses in a nearby field, sabertooth tigers in pursuit, and desert tortoises that seem as if they're crawling through the brush. The artist, Ricardo Breceda, brought life to his sculptures by capturing each creature in motion. They are so still, yet all you see is movement.

The late Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding free standing art to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by 'Perris Jurassic Park' owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California. There are over 130 metal sculptures located in Borrego Springs.

Video Overview Of Artwork



Serpent undulates through the ground and under a road.

This is the head of the 350-foot serpent.

Here is the serpent's tail.


Gold prospector panning for gold at its new location near the saguaro cactus on the north side of the town.

The three above are on the south side of the town.

Bighorn Sheep New Location South of Henderson Canyon Rd

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See also Monsters at Borrego Springs, story and photos by Jim DeLillo

Red dots above mark locations of art on the north side of Borrego Springs

Red dots above mark the locations of art on the south side of Borrego Springs


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Camping & RV Parks

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has camping opportunities throughout its 600,000 acres. The busy season is Nov – March and most weekends get full pretty fast. For reservations, call 800-444-7275. Camping is site-specific, so it’s a good idea to have a particular campsite in mind when you call for a reservation. You can look at a campsite map here: For more information call the park at 760-767-5311.


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