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Private Mountain and Desert Tour of San Diego
Pickup at your hotel at 9am. Head north along the 15 freeway and east up the Poway grade to the western town of Ramona. Travelling through rural California to famous Dudley's bakery in Santa Ysabel and through the Cleveland National Forest into Wynola and"""Enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own specially designed tour through Julian Font's Point Slot Canyon Borrego Springs and Anza Borrego State Park. Before starting the tour your host will describe the destinations and offer options that are possible along the 190 mile 8 hour round trip. As you head east of the 15 freeway you enter into a different world o ice cream and cider home grown in the historic gold mining town of Julian. Hike through Slot Canyon. Stand on top of the world at Font's Point. Learn about the prehistoric formation of the desert at the visitor's center. Explore the outdoor trails. Stop
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
"The Earthquake Canyon Express – Riders are treated to a geologic extravaganza on this 20 mile tour that descends through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. There are no cross roads no turns and very little traffic which makes this a relaxing sightseeing adventure. Riders will see the stark beauty of the desert as they descend a total of 1200 feet over the route.The course takes riders from the transition zone between the Colorado an winds its way through the narrow canyon walls of Box Canyon and finishes with spectacular views of the Salton Sea Mt. San Jacinto the All-American Canal and the agriculture of the eastern Coachella Valley. The tour finishes with a visit to the Oasis Date Gardens for a date shake and restroom break."
From $105.00
 
Small Group Mountain and Desert Tour from San Diego
Head north along the 15 freeway and east up the Poway grade through the mountains on our way to the old western town of Ramona. Our 1st stop is at Dudley's bakery in the 1 corner town of Santa Ysabel. Amazing breads and other fresh baked goods for your pa"""Stand on top of Font's Point nicknamed California's Grand Canyon. Marvel at 40 foot high walls shoulder length apart as you squeeze through Slot Canyon. Enjoy the incredible 2400 foot descent from the historic gold mining town of Julian to the largest desert state park in the nationtitle=Highlights&1=Get+inside+tips+from+a+local&2=Small+group+ensures+personal+service&3=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&4=Snacks+and+Beverages+included&5=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide"""San Diego
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More Things to Do in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Visit During Wildflower Season

Look at our travelogue for wildflower examples. It is worth a trip out to Anza Borrego to see the park covered in colorful flowers. The season depends on rain and weather conditions. If favorable,...
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Campfire Talks

During the weekends in the cooler part of the year, there are campfire talks at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground. They usually start at 8pm on Saturday. But, check with the visitor's center for...
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View to Indian Head Mountain

At the Anza Borrego State Park Headquarters the view out over Borrego Valley with the late afternoon light features an indian head profile cast on Indian Head Mountain to the north. The shadow creates...
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Sunset from Anza Borrego Park Headquarters

The view from the overlook at the visitors' center is easy to access from a car. It is the perfect spot to watch the shadows slide across Borrego Valley while Coyote Mountain and the Santa Rosa...
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Santa Catarina Historical Marker

This is the spot where Captain Juan Bautista de Anza's overland expedition camped on March 14, 1774. From monument text: This was "During the opening of the Anza Trail from Sonora into Alta California...
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Lower Willows from Santa Catarina Monument

The view from this historical marker makes it pretty obvious why Juan Bautista de Anza chose this as a spot to relax in 1774. It probably still looks the same today. This is a good place to have a...
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Palm Oasis - Palm Wash

In warmer months shade is at a premium. A picnic lunch stop should include a palm oasis for relief from the sun. Anza Borrego has at least 4 in the eastern edge of the park that are easily accessible...
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Five Palm Oasis

Located at Five Palm Spring this lush spot has a great view overlooking the Badlands. The sound of the wind in the palms and the shade they provide makes for a nice resting spot. You have to park in...
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First, stop in at the visitor's center

The visitor's center is located about one mile west of the town of Borrego Springs. It is a first class facility. It is built into the hillside and is very ec-friendly. The staff and the park rangers...
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Kumeyaay Indian Kitchen

This is where the Kumeyaay Indian's used to grind tyhe maze to make corn meal, as Ognini is demonstrating.
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San Ysidro Mountains

From Borrego Springs and the park headquarters, The San Ysidro Mountains loom up from Borrego Valley to the west. Dramatic shadows play across its surfaces in the evening light.
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Get Up Early for the Sunrise

The sunsets are rich in color and so are the sunrises. Different mountains light up with orange and pink light to the west.
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Top 5 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Writers

Echo_29

"Anza Borrego"
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zrim

"I love the desert"
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Yubert

"Desert wonderland?"
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DesertDarlene

"Desert Darlene's Anza-Borrego Page!"
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Rusket

"Californian desert"
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