Roughing it at its finest.
1233 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
email: info@californiaoverland.com

At over 600,000 acres Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® is the largest desert state park in the nation. It is also one of the most diverse; 6,000’ peaks, labyrinthine badlands, palm oases, cascading pools of water in lush canyons, and awe-inspiring overlooks. Its boundaries contain areas rich in western lore, native-american history, paleontology, archaeology and geology. There’s over 200 flowering plants that occasionally put on incredible displays of seasonal colors. Wildlife abounds as well with roadrunners, jack rabbits, lizards such as the chuckwalla, kit foxes, bobcats, cougars, coyotes and, of course, the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.

It is the Bighorn Sheep that gives Anza-Borrego half of its name. “Borrego” is Spanish for this endangered mammal that is often seen by visitors on the rocky slopes of the park’s canyons. “Anza” refers to the Spanish explorer who first traversed Coyote Canyon in 1774 in a successful quest for an overland route to the mission at San Francisco.

Spring wildflower season brings the most visitors, but the park’s magnificent features are truly impressive any time of year. Autumn is near perfect in weather; comfortable temps and usually rain-free skies. And summer in the desert is an experience that an avid outdoor adventurer may want to experience for themselves. Time of day, place and activity can be adapted to suit even the hottest days where the mercury can push into the 120s °F. Usually the presence of low humidity makes even a 120° day seem more comfortable than a 98° day in more temperate climates. Summer nights are generally pleasant. Safety though should always be emphasized, especially during summer months when water intake is critical.

For more information on Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®, check out the park’s website at www.parks.ca.gov or call the Visitor Center at 760-767-4205.

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About Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

High Temp
°F/°C

Low Temp
°F/°C

Rainfall
inch/cm

Jan.

69/21

43/6

1.23/3.13

Feb.

73/23

47/8

1.23/3.13

Mar.

77/25

50/10

0.77/1.97

Apr.

84/29

54/12

0.22/0.57

May

93/34

61/16

0.08/0.20

Jun.

102/39

68/20

0.01/0.20

Jul.

107/42

76/24

0.32/0.82

Aug.

106/41

75/24

0.53/1.34

Sep.

100/38

71/22

0.43/1.09

Oct.

90/32

61/16

0.27/0.68

Nov.

77/25

50/10

0.55/1.40

Dec.

66/21

43/6

0.79/2/01

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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