Anza-Borrego Desert: Tubb Canyon to Big Spring

Rating *****
length 1.7 mile - 50 minutes (Return trip). Easy.
Elevation 2720 - 2550 feet
Access From Borrego Springs on the Montezuma Highway (S22), just past mp 11.5 (and before 11) , there is a larger parking to the right. (North). (All cars)

A short and easy hike to Big Spring.

From Borrego Springs on the Montezuma Highway (S22), just past mp 11.5 (and before 11) , there is a larger parking to the right. (North).

Cross the road and head South, that's away from the road.
You should immediately be able to pick up a faint trail.

A real flower bed in February 2011

The trail leads over a small saddle (after about 400 yards). Go downhill and follow the small sandy wash.
After about 200 Yards a faint trail leads up the saddle, a bit to the right.
Over the saddle, the spring is down, to the right.
You can clearly see the green vegetation.

There may be some cairns, marking the trail to the spring.
At the spring, you need to be more Borrego size to follow the trail to the water. The water flowed in a couple of pools in February 2011.

This is also close to the spot we did spot a Borrego herd in 2010.
We saw them on the Glorietta hike.

In 2012 the spring burned down, but that means you can get closer to the spring and more flowers.

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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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