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Address: Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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+1 760-767-4205
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Popular day hiking area for desert lovers.

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Great views on a nice drive

Drove a Subaru Forester to beyond 3rd crossing while hunting for historic landmarks. Really enjoyed the drive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Donald L
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Cotati
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Cotati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drove a Subaru Forester to beyond 3rd crossing while hunting for historic landmarks. Really enjoyed the drive.

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Thank Donald L
Healdsburg, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

An easy two wheel drive back to desert gardens lead us to the back side of Coyote Mountain. Interesting geology. Love the desert and all it offers. Would be spectacular when wild flowers are blooming.

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Thank Pamela T
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Borrego Springs is famous for its Spring wildflowers, and the easiest place to see them is Coyote Canyon. An easily drivable dirt road runs miles up the canyon. In a good year, you will see dozens of varieties of flowers, along with flowering ocotillos and cactus.

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Thank Cary L
Leucadia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

It is an adventure driving in through the Cactus Garden to hike one of the many trails here. There are lots of blooming ocotillo and other cactus this time of the year, plus other flowers scattered here and there in the desert. We saw Big Horn Sheep, an Antelope Squirrel, and even a coyote in mid day. There are NO... More 

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Thank David B
California
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. March 27, 2016 We drove all the way up to the of the canyon across coyote Creek was nice to see some water lots of wildflowers. The desert garden is a nice spot to stop take a small hike. The road for the most part was easy some loose sand some areas you needed... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I drove my 2WD SUV about five miles up the road to the first willow grove where the road crosses Coyote Creek the first time. The road beyond that is for 4WD vehicles, so i turned around. The flowers and scenery were great.

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Thank Louann M
Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

If you never experience the desert this is a great road trip. Enjoy the drive seeing the canyon in the flora

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1 Thank Ron B
Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Drove several miles into Coyote Canyon looking to find desert flowers and Ocotillo in bloom. We were early in the season but following some rain and warming temperatures did find some Ocotillo with their red flowers. This trip 4WD was not necessary for the distance we travelled even though we did go past the first crossing. I would love to... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Must see when in this area. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to all that like the great outdoors.

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a lovely broad canyon in the desert which starts about 15 min drive from Borrego Springs and continues sloping up gently for a few dozen miles. At the end of Di Giorgio road the state park starts with a dirt and often sandy road. With a regular vehicle you should not attempt to drive for more than 4-5... More 

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