Anza-Borrego Desert: Collins valley south

Rating *****
Length 5.7 mile (round trip) - 3 Hour, 20 minutes (round trip). Easy/Moderate.
Elevation 1300 - 1630 feet
Access High clearance 4x4, see below.

Explore the south end of Collins valley, just above boulder alley.
This route is just a suggestion, looping around the south end of Collins valley, including two drainages.

How to get there:

Enter coyote canyon, drive to first, second and third crossing.
This part is generally good for any high clearance car.
After third crossing the road goes uphill on a stretch called boulder alley.
Road conditions on this stretch vary from good to very bad.
Don't even think about going up boulder alley, without knowing the state of the road. Unless driving a serious off road vehicle.

Once past boulder alley the road is generally pretty good and if you make it past boulder alley this should be a breeze.
Keep right at the next crossing and park.

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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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