California Overland, LLC, was created in the belief that the desert was made for adventure and that most people are adventurers at heart. As a licensed concessionaire of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®, California Overland takes pride in respecting the land and educating visitors about the wonders of the Park. 7% of all desert-tour prices go to the California State Park system.
We are licensed by the California Public Utilities Commission (passenger carrier permit TCP18546S), a member of the Julian and Borrego Springs Chambers of Commerce, a member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the Julian Merchants Association
We have been featured in the Washington Post, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Family Magazine and other media outlets.
We have performed location scouting and off-road transportation services for several production companies, including the film Last Days in the Desert, which stars Ewan McGregor and is directed by Rodrigo Garcia. The film was shot almost entirely in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki at the visual helm as the Director of Photographer. The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
California Overland welcomes nonprofit charities to utilize our services for discount or no-cost outings. Everyone here at California Overland wants you to have an incredible outdoor experience while exploring the beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert or the rustic backcountry of the Julian area.
Take your next great adventure! It’s roughing it at its finest!