Anza-Borrego Desert: Sandstone Canyon

Rating *****
length 9.7 mile - 3 hour (Return trip). Easy.
Elevation 1250 - 1990 feet
Access To get here follow the route to the the Mud Palisades, but take one canyon earlier. Driving time is about 1 hour.

Stunning sandstone canyon.


Park before or just in the canyon. The canyon is quite unstable, so parking in the canyon is not a good idea.

Hike into the canyon and follow the tire tracks, when needed.
At point "Fork Left 1" there is a mayor obstacle for most cars. A wall of sand and sand "rocks" block the way.
There is a way true this obstacle for some very high clearance cars or motorcycles.

We first hiked the main canyon, up to point "Stop". At this point the main canyon forks into very small canyon / washes. But you can hike further.

On the way back explore the other forks, some are quite easy to hike in, some are more blocked.

Hiking time: As long as you want. This hike took 3 Hours return.
The GPS data is not that accurate in this high walled canyon.

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Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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