Anza-Borrego Desert: Clay Hills Loop

Rating *****
Length 7.4 mile (Loop) - 3 Hour 30 minutes (Loop). Moderate/Easy.
Elevation 420 - 780 feet
Access High clearance 4x4, see below

This loop hikes close to what the historic map calls Clay Hills. South of the hills that are locally know as the Ant Hills
A Borrego Badlands area with narrow slot canyons, formed in sand (stone) / mud.
This is a GPS route only, that follows a wider wash, but ends up in narrow slot like canyons.
The route loops just above the badland canyons and following another narrow wash down.

Warning: Water may create tunnels underneath the wash, be alert.
Warning: This area is a checkerboard of private and Anza Borego Desert State Park.
Expect Off-Roaders anytime anyplace. Generally you don't encounter anyone weekdays.

How to get here:
Leave the asphalt on the unmarked Borrego Sink Rd at the intersection Yaqui Pass Rd and Borrego Spings Rd.
The "road" is included in the gpx download.
Expect the road to be more or less defined over time, as this is an off road area.
Warning: The "road" passes the Borrego Sink, a dry lake that may be impossible to pass after rain.

Another way to get here is to take the San Felipe Wash, down at the Texas dip. (Safer after rain)
Next turn left (west) on the Borrego (Sink) Wash Road.
High clearance 4x4 highly recommended.

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Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Imperial Sand Dunes (Algodones Dunes), Laguna Mountain, Warner Springs) California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).

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