Anza-Borrego Desert: Squaw Canyon

Rating *****
Length 3.1 mile (return) - 3 Hour, 30 minutes (return trip). Moderate/Hard.
Elevation 1320 - 1920 feet
Access All cars from the asphalt, Agua Caliente County Park, at "marsh trl wash"

A nice hike into an extreme boulder canyon.

Park close to the "marsh trl wash".
Hike up the well hiked sandy wash, along a seep.
The Squaw canyon is a narrow canyon on the left.
It's almost immediately blocked by a rather steep fall.

Go up the ridge just left of the canyon entrance and follow it beyond the fall.
In the canyon again, sand with some small rocks.
But soon you get more and more boulders and later on huge boulders.

Don't get stuck, notice how to get back along the same track.
Back should be slightly easier as you can slide down boulders, but by doing so make sure you can continue where you slide down.

Even though there are no signs, this is a day use fee area. They check regularly.

Disclaimer: Read this first before you start your hike. Contact: info/at/borregohiking/./com (leave out the /)
Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Imperial Sand Dunes (Algodones Dunes), Jacumba, Laguna Mountain, Warner Springs) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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