Anza-Borrego Desert: Rainbow Wash
||6.9 mile (return) - 2 Hour, 30 minutes (return trip). Easy.
||390 - 960 feet
||See below, and AWD is highly recommended.
An easy hike that ends close to fonts point.
The wash at point park isn't very clear, so hike cross country towards fonts point, the highest hill to the north.
Once you reach a wide wash, follow it, this is the rainbow wash.
The rocks are colorful in full sunlight.
The hills are getting bigger, mostly mud hills with some gravel.
There are so many forks in this wash, just follow the GPS and you should end up close to fonts point, high above you.
Look for people and voices up at fonts point.
How to get here:
You need an AWD with some ground clearance, the road is easy to drive on.
Expect some sand down in the washes.
Take the exit on Hwy 78 close to mile 87, Butte pass road.
Turn right on the next crossing towards Butte pass.
Keep left at the exit Goat trail.
Keep right at the exit Hawk Canyon.
After about 3.5 mile, take the dirt road to the left down in the wash. (San Felipe)
Close to 5.3 mile, turn right just before the Borrego Mountain Wash.
Park after about 6.4 mile. Close to the sign Rainbow wash.
The shorter route with more and deeper soft sand.
In the Texas dip, take the unmarked San Felipe wash road.
At the next crossing, meeting the Borrego Sink road from the left, turn right.
The next marked road on the left is Rainbow Wash.
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