Anza-Borrego Desert: Ironwood East Butte loop
||5.9 mile (round trip) - 3 Hour, 30 Minutes (round trip). Easy/Moderate.
||450 - 800 feet
||All cars, see below.
This hike explores the area just west of East Butte.
The small wash leads to the Junction Goat Trail and Blow Sand Canyon.
Next take the narrow wash/canyon close to East Butte and head towards the Visitor Center.
Turn North/East in a wash that narrows into as a rough rocky wash.
Cross over the closed off dirt road and enter another canyon/wash.
It's steep, find the best spot to enter the canyon wash.
An optional detour visits a small soft sand spot, a magnet for botanists.
How to get here:
On the 78, take the dirt road opposite the Desert Ironwood Resort (north).
Park at point "Park".
Warning: Soft sand might pose a problem for some cars. The safest place to park is close to the 78.
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