Anza-Borrego Desert: Tule and Parks Canyon
||9.9 mile (round trip) - 5 Hour (round trip). Moderate.
||2280 - 3067 feet
||High clearance 4x4, see below.
This hike explores Tule Canyon and Parks Canyon.
Tule canyon ends in dense vegetation.
Parks canyon is a wide almost valley like canyon.
How to get here:
In Anza on Hwy 371, Kirby road - Wellman road - Terwilliger road - Coyote canyon road, all asphalt.
Turn right on Coyote Canyon Rd (dirt road).
Follow the dirt road as it gets rougher. Once in a while there is an old Coyote Canyon Rd sign.
In the bend of the road close to point "X Left" turn left and after a couple of yards you find an interesting Anza-Borrego State Park sign pointing to the left.
This is the rough 4x4 high clearance road leading into Upper Coyote Canyon.
Along the way there are 2 larger parking options, the road is otherwise narrow and turning might not always be an option.
Warning: There is no road maintenance over the years, so the road get washed away over time, making more gullies and exposing rocks and boulders.
The safe option is parking at "Park" a larger parking spot, before the road gets really interesting.
Even up to this point, you probably have to navigate carefully.
This adds about 2.7 mile, 1 hour to the trip.
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